Legal Aid & Advisory Authority

  • What is legal aid?

    Legal aid is the provision of legal representation in the Magistrates’ Court, High Court and Court of Appeal of Trinidad & Tobago by a lawyer assigned by the Legal Aid & Advisory Authority.

  • What services does the Legal Aid and Advisory Authority offer?

    The Legal Aid & Advisory Authority offers legal aid and legal advice on matters governed by the laws of Trinidad & Tobago.

  • What should I bring when coming to the Legal Aid and Advisory Authority’s office?

    Anyone seeking legal advice or legal aid should bring identification documents and all documents and/or information related to their matter.

  • Who can get legal aid?

    Anyone having a court matter can attend to seek legal representation from the Legal Aid & Advisory Authority. the Legal Aid and Advice Act provides certain restrictions on:

    • The types of matters for which legal aid can be granted by the Legal Aid & Advisory Authority and
    • The criteria for persons seeking to accessing the service.

    All persons seeking legal aid would be subjected to the requisite assessments and approvals to determine whether they qualify for legal aid.