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Legal Aid Council hosts justice fair today

Published:Friday | May 20, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The Legal Aid Council (LAC) is hosting a justice fair today, at the JosÈ MartÌ Technical High School in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

The fair will be conducted in collaboration with the community services component of the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III.

Executive director of the LAC Hugh Faulkner said that four fairs will be hosted across CSJP-targeted communities by year-end.

"The public will have access to free legal advice, consultation and information from a number of public-sector entities. We understand that citizens sometimes do not even have money to travel to us, so we are taking the services to them," he said.

Among other things, citizens will get information on the expungement of criminal records (the new provisions under the Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2015); how to apply for a Minister's (Marriage) Licence as well as the responsibilities of justices of the peace.

For details, contact the Legal Aid Council at 948-4861, 967-1372 or 948-6999.