Not-For-Profit Law Organizations
Establishment and aims of Legal Aid South Africa
(a) Legal Aid South Africa is an independent statutory body established by the Legal Aid South Africa Act 39, 2014, as amended.
(b) The aims of Legal Aid SA are to:
- Give legal aid or to make legal aid available to indigent persons within its financial means.
- Provide legal representation at State expense, as set out in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (the Constitution) and relevant legislation giving content to the right to legal representation at State expense.
Legal Aid South Africa’s role is to provide legal aid to those who cannot afford their own legal representation.
This includes poor people and vulnerable groups such as women, children and the rural poor.
It does this in an independent and unbiased manner with the intention of enhancing justice and public confidence in the law and administration of justice.
Court Watch NOLA was founded in 2007 by the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, Common Good, and Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans as a grassroots volunteer effort to bring greater transparency and efficiency to our criminal courts. Over the past 11 years, Court Watch NOLA has recruited, educated, trained, and supported more than a thousand volunteers in observing and reporting on whether our judges, prosecutors, public defenders, sheriff deputies, police officers, and other criminal justice actors are doing their jobs professionally, transparently, fairly, and economically.