Review of the Legal Services Commission
Review of the Provision and Procurement of Legal Aid Services in South Australia’s Criminal Courts
On 14 February 2014, the Attorney-General released four reports compiled by an expert committee appointed to review the provision of legal aid in State criminal cases by the Legal Services Commission. The purpose of the Review of the Provision and Procurement of Legal Aid Services in South Australia's Criminal Courts was to examine the current method of provision of legal aid in State criminal cases by the Commission, both through ‘in-house’ lawyers and the private profession.
First Report - The Current Context
Second Report - An approval regime for external lawyers
Third Report - The Governance Structure of the Commission and a Public Defender's Office for South Australia
This report considers the Legal Services Commission’s governance structure and the desirability of creating a Public Defender’s Office.
Fourth Report - A modification to the Commissioner's fee structure to facilitate early guilty pleas
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