• Welcome to Legal Aid Scheme, Ghana
  • Legal Aid organises 1st Juvenile Justice Delivery and Child Vulnerability workshop with UNICEF. Date: 8th - 13th February,2015 Venue: Anita Hotel, Ejisu. Ashanti Region
  • Facilitators and participants undergoing training at Juvenile Justice and Child Vulnerability training.
  • Legal Aid organises 2nd Juvenile Justice Delivery and Child Vulnerability workshop with UNICEF. Date: 12th - 17th April, 2015 Venue: Chances Hotel. Ho Volta Region
  • Legal Aid Holds Workshop For Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) staff with UNDP. Date: 28th July – 1st August, 2015 Venue: Tyco City Hotel, Ejisu, Ashanti Region
  • ADR officers taking serious notes at the ADR training workshop.
  • Legal Aid Holds Workshop For Lawyers and Management with UNDP. Date: 17th August – 22nd August, 2015 Venue: Anita Hotel, Ejisu, Ashanti Region
  • Legal Aid Lawyers, Directors and Facilitators at the Training Workshop at Ejisu.
  • Legal Aid Holds Workshop For Administrators and clerical staff with UNDP. Date: 8th Sept – 12th Sept, 2015 Venue: Anita Hotel, Ejisu, Ashanti Region
  • Legal Aid Celebrates 5th Legal Aid Week on 12th October, 2015
  • Legal Aid Celebrates 2015 Launch.
  • Legal Aid and Media Interaction on the role of the need for Paralegals to assist in the Justice system in Ghana.
  • Audience at the launch of the Legal Aid Week 2015.
  • Staff attending to clients and providing professional service delivery.
  • Legal Communication Strategy Validation Workshop with UNDP. November, 2015 Kumasi Royal Lamerta Hotel
  • Launching of Value Added Services and Legal Aid Documents such as the 5 year Strategic Plan and the Brochures.
  • Special Guests at the Launch of Value added services.
  • Legal Aid staff outreaching to people on the streets to create awareness of the duties and roles of the Scheme.
  • Legal Aid staff distributing flyers and providing basic knowledge on legal aid to the public.
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Welcome To Legal Aid Scheme, Ghana.

Ghana Legal Aid Scheme is a public service organisation within the Justice delivery system of Ghana. It is one of the component institutions over which the Ministry for Justice has oversight responsibility and is governed by a twelve (12) member Board of Directors, The Scheme operates countrywide from ten (10) offices in all the Regional capitals. Ghana Legal Aid recruits Legal Aid Officers (ADR) and Lawyers in Ghana.

 

The Scheme is tasked under the Legal Aid Scheme Act 1997 (Act 542) to provide legal assistance to the poor and indigent, as well as other persons in the prosecution and defence of their rights under the Constitution of Ghana


The Legal Aid Scheme is Ghana's effort at ensuring that constitutional democracy, rule of law and access to justice extends to the poor and vulnerable who would otherwise be excluded from the formal justice delivery system. It provides legal assistance for all who seek to defend or enforce the Constitution in accordance with Article 294 of the Constitution.

 

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The Scheme also ensures legal representation for persons facing criminal proceedings which could result in a death penalty or life imprisonment such as murder, treason and manslaughter.Where other criminal matters are concerned the Scheme provides representation for persons who are faced with proceedings but cannot aford the services of a lawyer. On juvinile justice issues all children acing criminal proceedings are entitled to legal aid undeer the Juvinile Justice Act.

 

Legal aid is also available for persons who have legal issues in civil matters but are unable to afford the services of a trained legal person in efforts to have the issue resolved. The Scheme assists with succession or estate issues especially when they are intestate, landlord and tenant matters; labour issues between employers and employees; family related issues such as marriage, paternity, custody, maintenance, etc and issues of compensation resulting from injuries or damage to persons or property including insurance.


               
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