The Centre was initially established primarily to cater to the poor and needy in order to ensure that they have an avenue to obtain legal advice or representation. Over the years, the objectives of the centre expanded. Training is given for pupils to instil values of social responsibility which we hope becomes engrained when the pupils embark on their careers’ in private practice, government legal services or in corporate practice. It also serves to train practising lawyers in various programmes in order to ensure that the centre has a large pool of volunteers in different areas of practice such as family, criminal and employment (Judicial review and Labour Court). The Centre organises outreach programmes to educate the public on legal issues, to create legal awareness and at the same time promote the centre. Outreach programmes have taken us to Orang Asli settlements where there is a dire need for us to tackle serious legal problems involving land, employment, education, registration of births/NRIC and other legal and social issues. The Centre deals with every walk in client. Pupils are on duty with the supervision of the legal manager of the centre to provide advice. Volunteer lawyers will be contacted when the issues are complicated in order to ensure that proper advice is provided. Limited legal advice is also given to those who make phone calls to the centre. Pupils are further tasked to obtain details from the clients in order for the matters to be referred to volunteer lawyers. However, the client must pass the ‘means test’ in order to be eligible for legal representation in court. With the establishment of YBGK in April 2012, the Centre has taken on a further task to function as the administrative centre for YBGK operations. On a daily basis, the Centre receives faxes from all district police headquarters/stations and other enforcement agencies on any arrest that have taken place. We are then tasked to liaise with the pool of lawyers who have undergone YBGK training and on duty to attend to the persons arrested at the respective remand centres. We further make arrangements for the said lawyers to attend court for remand hearings, bail application, mitigation and trial work. Currently there are two Legal Aid Centres located at Shah Alam and Kuala Selangor. From January 2013, in collaboration with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, we have further expanded our operation to Bangi.
Mondays to Fridays - 9.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m
Bar Council Legal Aid Centre Selangor No. 41A, Jalan Bola Jaring 13/15, Section 13 40100 Shah Alam Selangor Darul Ehsan Tel : 03-5510 7007 / 7008 Fax : 03-5510 7009 Email : Click to Enlarge Bar Council Legal Aid Centre Kuala Selangor No. 32, 1st Floor Jalan Bendahara, 1/1 Taman Bendahara 45000, Kuala Selangor Selangor Darul Ehsan Tel : 03-3281 2428 Fax : 03-3281 2427 Email : Click to Enlarge


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