General

The Legal Aid Department (LAD) is a Government department that provides legal aid services to eligible person in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1971. Government aims to provide legal services to the public at a lower fee as an alternative to services offered by private lawyers.

LAD’s jurisdiction extends to matters as follows:-

1) Legal advice in all legal matters

2) Legal aid in proceeding matters (litigation) as follows:-

i)   Criminal matters

ii)  Various type of civil matters

iii) Civil family matters

iv) Syariah family matters

3) Mediation for Syariah and Civil cases

4) Legal companion services