What is legal aid?

Provision of legal services to the poor, marginalized and vulnerable groups or persons who cannot otherwise afford the said services.

Promoting Access to Legal Aid for the Poor and Marginalized in Kenya.

Aiming to provide high quality legal consultancy, support and results for your legal issues.

The Two Legal Systems

Private law applies to relationships between individuals in a legal system. e.g. contracts and labor laws. Public law applies to the relationship between an individual and the government. e.g. criminal law.

What Is It ?

The public court system is owned and operated by the government, and is available to everyone, with or without a lawyer.

Public

Why Use It ?

  • Offers free court resources, such as the time required for judges, court staff and facilities.
  • The legal process can be started anytime, by either party.
  • Great option when one of the parties is abusive or non-cooperative.

What Is It ?

The public court system is owned and operated by the government, and is available to everyone, with or without a lawyer.

Private

Why Use It ?

  • Expedite proceedings and results, at a lower cost.
  • Gain more control on the selection process for mediators or arbitrators.
  • The agreements or endorsements are equally enforceable as court orders.
  • Keep the records of the proceeding private.