[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1668495336799{background: rgba(255,255,255,0.01) url(https://uplaw.pk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/image.webp?id=24518) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;*background-color: rgb(255,255,255) !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”UPLAW’s initiative to make Legal Accessible for Everyone” font_container=”tag:div|font_size:30|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”52px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Apply for Free Legal Aid – A Pro-bono initiative of UpLaw” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:28|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”102px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”HOW IT WORKS” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1553872890218{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;border-right-width: 20px !important;border-left-width: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_cta h2=”POST CASE REQUEST” h2_font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ h2_use_theme_fonts=”yes” txt_align=”center” style=”outline” color=”black” use_custom_fonts_h2=”true”]

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[/vc_cta][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1635779061639{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Free Legal Aid or Services is provided in both civil and criminal matters. It is provided to those economically or socially marginalized persons who cannot afford the services of a lawyer for the conduct of a case or legal proceedings in any Court in Pakistan. Only those individuals that are eligible would be entitled for Free Legal Aid.

The Free Legal Services that an eligible individual can get through include:

  1. Representation by an Advocate in legal proceedings;
  2. Payment of process fees, expenses of witnesses and all other charges payable or incurred in connection with any legal proceedings in appropriate cases;
  3. Preparation of pleadings, memo of appeal, paper book including printing and translation of documents in legal proceedings;
  4. Drafting of legal documents, special leave petition etc;
  5. Supply of certified copies of judgments, orders, notes of evidence and other documents in legal proceedings.

Free Legal Aid can be applied for cases in any Court in Pakistan, including Shariah, Session, Family, District, High Courts and Supreme Court of Pakistan.

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2. Is a woman irrespective of her income/financial status eligible for Free Legal Aid?

We strongly encourage you to only avail Free Legal service if you’re under the poverty line and CAN NOT afford to pay.
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3. Am I eligible for Free Legal Aid if I do not earn/have enough money to pay for my case?

Yes, you are eligible for Free Legal Aid if you fulfil the criteria which states that your annual income should be less than Rs. 400,000.

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4. What are the instances in which an application for Free Legal Aid can be denied?

Legal Aid can be denied if the person applying to avail Free Legal Aid is found to be ineligible. We may even cancel the legal aid during the proceedings and Lodge an FIR against the person, if we found out the person willingly submitted wrong financial information to gain Free Legal Aid.

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5. Till what age can a child apply for Free Legal Aid?

A child is eligible for Free Legal Aid till the age of majority i.e. 18 years. 

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5. Can I get Free Legal Aid lawyer at any stage of case? Can I get Free Legal Aid at the time of appeal even though I had my personal lawyer before the appellate stage?

Yes, you can apply to get Free Legal Aid at any stage of the case as long as you are eligible to attain Free legal services. Even if you had your personal lawyer before and require a lawyer under Free Legal Aid only at the stage of appeal (and are eligible), you can make an application to avail the same.

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