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Legal aid is the provision of assistance to people otherwise unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system. Legal aid is regarded as central in providing access to justice by ensuring equality before the law, the right to counsel and the right to a fair trial. This article describes the development of legal aid and its principles, primarily as known in Europe, the British Commonwealth, India and the United States. A number of delivery models for legal aid have emerged, including duty lawyers, community legal clinics and the payment of lawyers to deal with cases for individuals who are entitled to legal aid. Legal aid is essential to guaranteeing equal access to justice for all, as provided for by Article 6.3 of the European Convention on Human Rights regarding criminal law cases. Especially for citizens who do not have sufficient financial means, the provision of legal aid to clients by governments will increase the likelihood, within court proceedings, of being assisted by legal professionals for free (or at a lower cost) or of receiving financial aid.
A number of delivery models for legal aid have emerged. Secondly, the Bank will not be able to check the credit history of the borrower when he fails the financial institution to check their own history. However, resorting to such a method, every borrower should understand that in case of failure of a financial institution in checking their credit history significantly increases the risk of failure of the Bank in granting the loan. Defendants under criminal prosecution who cannot afford to hire an attorney are not only guaranteed legal aid related to the charges, but they are guaranteed legal representation in the form of public defenders as well. For example, when Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his father were tried on charges of corruption, they claimed to be indigent, and their lawyers were paid more than a million dollars of public funds