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Welcome Message

Welcome to the homepage of the Legal Aid Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The Legal Aid Department was established in 1970. In the past 50 years, our mission remains the same, i.e. to ensure that any person who has reasonable grounds for taking or defending a legal action is not deprived from doing so because of lack of means. Legal aid plays an important role in ensuring access to justice. Over the years, we have been moving with times and continuously expanding our scope of services to meet the changing needs of the community. As an integral part of the legal system in Hong Kong, legal aid has and will continue to contribute towards upholding the rule of law in Hong Kong.

Our homepage will provide you with comprehensive and up-to-date information on our Department and its services and contains useful reference materials for legal aid applicants, aided persons and legal practitioners. With modern layout and design, the homepage will enhance users’ experience on both desktop and mobile devices. I hope you will find our homepage useful and informative.

Director of Legal Aid