legal aid


Definition of legal aid

: aid provided by an organization established especially to serve the legal needs of the poor

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Fawzia Firoze is president of the BNWLA, a non-profit legal aid group focusing much of its work on Rohingya women and girls. Leif Coorlim And Thomas Page, CNN, "Stolen son: The child traffickers preying on the Rohingya," 31 Aug. 2019 Harris County Sheriff's Office Crime Victims Assistance Unit- Can help in applying for Crime Victim compensation, legal aid and financial assistance. Houston Chronicle Staff, Houston Chronicle, "About the Houston Chronicle Homicide Report," 21 Aug. 2019 Adelante made a call out on social media for multiple needs, such as lawyers who can provide legal aid and Spanish-speaking volunteers who can answer emergency hotline calls. al, "Alabama groups helping Mississippi immigrants affected by raids," 9 Aug. 2019 Health and Human Services facilities are better equipped to manage the care of children, but, facing budget concerns, officials cut activities like soccer, and English classes and legal aid for children in their care., "Fact check: Looking at claims from the second night of Democratic debates," 27 June 2019 From New York and Baltimore, to Houston and Los Angeles, pro-immigrant groups and legal aid organizations are mobilizing to educate their local immigrant communities. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "Who will be targeted in the expected ICE roundups of immigrant families?," 13 July 2019 The overwhelming majority of people were soon released but 150 remained in custody, OVD-Info and a lawyers' legal aid group said Sunday. Jim Heintz,, "Russian police crack down violently on Moscow protesters, arresting nearly 1,400 people," 28 July 2019 Farmers incur additional costs such as transportation, food and legal aid to bring them into the country, as well as guaranteeing them at least 75% of their pay. Acacia Coronado, WSJ, "New York Farmers Bruised by Increased Labor Costs," 23 June 2019 Lawmakers approved money for legal aid on the last day of the session. Richard A. Webster,, "Louisiana approves money for civil legal aid, joining most other U.S. states," 17 June 2019

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1890, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of legal aid

: money provided by a special organization to pay legal fees for people who cannot pay them themselves

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Legal Definition of legal aid

: aid provided by an organization established to serve the legal needs of the poor

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concealment of treason or felony

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