LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT

Processing & Filing of All Legal Aid Applications

Legal Aid Department has resumed normal business operations, albeit in a manner that supports social distancing.

Legal Aid Applications should be submitted either by email to the staff or dropped off at the Legal Aid Office located on the 3rd Floor, Building C.

Contact Limitations

Where possible contact with legal aid clients  will be limited to telephone or video link conferencing.

In exceptional cases, and at the discretion of the Legal Aid staff will in person meetings be allowed by appointment only.

Legal Aid Application Forms

Legal Aid form is pdf writable and can be completed, signed and sent via email with the supporting documents. This form is attached below.

Application Forms (Civil & Criminal)

Legal Aid Amendable Form

Civil Legal Aid Form

Checklists

Civil and Family Legal Aid Form – Intake Procedures Checklist

Criminal Legal Aid Form – Intake Procedure Checklist

Lists of Legal Aid Attorneys ( Civil & Criminal)

List of Approved Legal Aid Attorneys: Civil

List of Approved Legal Aid Attorneys: Criminal

Once your completed application has been received, you will receive an email confirmation acknowledging receipt of your email.  If the application is granted, you will receive a second email detailing the terms of the legal aid grant. The email confirmation with the details of the grant of legal aid will be sufficient for you to act until the certificate is provided.

Certificates will be provided at this time by mail.

If legal aid is refused, you will receive an email confirmation on the refusal. The application for reconsideration under section 37 of the Law, can be made via email setting out the detailed reasons for reconsideration.

Attorney Curfew Time Exemptions

If required due to changes in the Public Health COVID-19 Suppression Regulations, as essential services providers, all Legal Aid Criminal Law Attorneys and Duty Counsel have been issued their Curfew Exemption letters via the Legal Aid Office.  If attorneys are not yet in possession of the same, they are invited to contact the Legal Aid Office at legalaid@judicial.ky

 

Other Business

 All extension requests, bills of costs/duty counsel claims and other matters should be sent via email with documents attached.

Contact
Email: legalaid@judicial.ky

Telephone: 345-244-3829 or alternatively: 345-244-3889/ 345-326-0512/345-326-0856 or 345-326-0182

Last Updated: October 1, 2021