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Jan 4, 2019

Complimentary Legal Advice Courtesy of the Bar Association

Iliana Swift

According to Secretary Iliana Swift, the Bar Association has held clinics in three of the six districts and plans to do the Belize, Stann Creek and Toledo Districts in the days ahead.

 

Iliana Swift, Secretary, Bar Association of Belize

“It’s members of our association, various attorneys that will be out in these districts and they’ll be providing legal advice, legal consultation and it’s free of cost, absolutely no fee.  You are required to sign an agreement and we’ll take down basic information from you, but that’s about it and we’ll provide advice on the spot for you.  If there is anything that needs further research or if there is a matter that an attorney would like to proceed further, perhaps in court then that’s an option available there.  Of course that’s dependent on the attorney.  These are attorneys who are interested in providing legal aid services.  So I think that there is a strong possibility that if there is a matter that requires further legal action then that attorney would either continue with the matter on your behalf or they will make contact with someone that can assist you.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“And this is both for criminal and other matters?”

 

Iliana Swift

“Yes, it’s criminal matters, constitutional matters, land matters, family matters, domestic violence matters, any area of law, we will have someone there to assist you with it.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“Is there a date or a timetable per district or per location?”

 

Iliana Swift

“Well we’ve completed clinics in San Ignacio, Corozal and Orange Walk.  The next clinic that’s coming up will be in Belize City and that’s going to be held on Monday at the Battlefield Park.  So Monday, Battlefield Park, Belize City and it’s from nine a.m. to four p.m.”


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