| Fadley Faisal |
THE Law Society of Brunei Darussalam is conducting its 14th free Legal Advice Clinic relating to civil and criminal matters today between 11am to 1pm at the Ground Floor of the Law & Subordinate Courts Building, Batu Satu, Jalan Tutong in Bandar Seri Begawan.
The Legal Advice Clinic is to increase public awareness on legal matters by providing free legal advice to members of the public who, in view of their limited earning capacity, would otherwise be unable and/or constrained to obtain such assistance.
In a bid to enhance public access to the Legal Advice Clinic, the Law Society is also conducting its 4th Legal Advice Clinic in the Belait District today from 11am to 1pm at the Magistrates’ Court Building in Kuala Belait.
Advice at both clinics will be provided on a “first-come-first-served” basis.
The requirements that entitle a member of public to obtain such advice are: The member of the public must not be represented by any law firm; must present a copy of their current Brunei Identity Card; provide proof of current residential address; and proof of income/allowance of less than BND1,500 per month.
In furtherance of the Law Society’s objective to expand the reach of the Legal Advice Clinic, members of the public who fulfil the criteria may also apply for legal advice from the Law Society under the ambit of the Legal Advice Clinic by completing a form available on the website at www.bruneilawsociety.com.
Such requests for legal advice will then be attended to by members of the Law Society accordingly.
The Law Society was established by the Legal Profession (Law Society of Brunei Darussalam) Order 2003 and its membership comprises all advocates and solicitors in the private legal practice in Brunei Darussalam.