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LEGAL AID MALTA

 

VISION STATEMENT OF LEGAL AID MALTA

Legal Aid Malta envisions access of a justice system to low-income persons to defend their rights and have their voices heard for their basic needs and improve their quality of life. 

MISSION STATEMENT OF LEGAL AID MALTA

The mission of Legal Aid Malta is to ensure that the low-income persons are professionally and legally represented in a broad spectrum of litigations, defence and advocacy in a democratic society. 

 
 
LEGAL AID MALTA AGENCY

 

Legal Aid Malta was established by Legal Notice 414 of 2014 and amended by Legal Notice 34 of 2016.  The function of the Agency is to give operational and administrative support to the Advocate of Legal Aid who heads the Agency.   Legal Notice 64 of 2016, Legal Aid Agency (Procedures) Order 2016, lays down the procedure to be adopted by the Agency for legal aid applications by beneficiaries.  It also spells out the functions and duties of the administration staff within the Agency.  As of April 2018, Legal Aid Malta is composed of one Advocate for Legal Aid and one Assistant Advocate who direct the work of the legal aid lawyers and legal procurators.  There are twenty legal aid lawyers, of which five perform legal aid work on the island of Gozo.  To assist the legal aid lawyers there are twenty-three legal procurators.  Lawyers and Legal Procurators are assigned civil and criminal cases on two different rosters.

 

LOGO FOR LEGAL AID MALTA​
 

The logo of Legal Aid Malta shows four scales of justice to form a square.  The squarish, fourfaced shape of the logo represents that justice has to be distributed fairly without influence of bias, privilege or corruption.  The underlaying word in capital letters ‘LEGAL’ together with the word in capitals and bold ‘AID’  give the understanding of aiding low-income people in legal representation at the law courts to give them access to fair and equal justice.  Underlying these two words is the name word ‘MALTA’ in capital letters to give identity to Legal Aid Malta Agency on the global arena.  
 

CONTACT INFO

'Chateau de la Ville'
21, Archbishop Street,
Valletta

T: 2567 4330

E: info.legalaidmalta@gov.mt