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Performance Pledge on Processing Time
Types of Applications Standard Processing Time Performance Targets
Civil Legal Aid Within 3 months of the application 85%
Criminal Legal Aid
Appeals

-   Appeal against sentence

-   Appeal against conviction

Court of First Instance of the High Court / District Court

Committal Proceedings



Within 2 months of the application

Within 3 months of the application

Within 10 working days of the application

Within 8 working days of the application



90%

90%

90%


90%

Performance Pledge on Payment
Payment Targets Standard Processing Time Performance Targets
Aided Persons Interim Payment
Within 1 month of receipt of monies due to the aided person and/or receipt of estimation of costs from the assigned solicitor, whichever is appropriate.
95%
Final Payment
Within 6 weeks of agreement of all costs and disbursements related to the case, and receipt of all monies due to the aided person and the Director of Legal Aid.
95%
Lawyers/Experts/Other Parties Advance Payments
Within 6 weeks of receipt of bill.
95%
Balance Payment
Within 6 weeks of agreement of all costs and disbursements related to the case, or receipt of all monies due to the aided person and the Director of Legal Aid, whichever is later.
95%

 
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