Applicants will be interviewed by the Legal Aid Officer.
The Legal Aid Officer will verify important points such as employment, income from all sources, bank accounts, land ownership and claimed expenses.
- Where relevant, proof of earnings and bank accounts will be requested.
- In civil cases the applicant should be able to describe the nature of the proceeding; for example, debt, property dispute, personal injury claim. Copies of any relevant documents, such as medical reports or contracts will be required.
- In divorce cases a history of the marriage such as length of marriage, when separated, children, reason for separation, any violence, value of matrimonial property. If violence is involved a copy of police reports will be required where applicable.
- In Youth Court cases, the parent will be questioned as to his/her earnings.
If documents have been requested no further action will be taken until these documents are provided.