Lecturer, Department of law, Southern University Bangladesh
Legal aid is fundamental to social and legal justice. Bangladesh is a developing democratic country of the world .in a democratic society all citizens have a right to access to justice and get fair trail. The constitution of the people republic of Bangladesh 1972 has theoretically ensured access to justice, fair trial, rule of law, fundamental rights, human rights, equality before law, and equal protection of law, but due to financial crisis and ignorance of law, these constitutional protections have become a fake promise to the vast majority of the people.
The third paragraph of the constitution states that it shall be a fundamental aim of the state to realize through the democratic process a socialist, free from exploitation, society in which the rule of law, fundamental human rights and freedom, equality and justice, economical and social, will be secured for all citizens.
Ethics of Legal Profession
The profession of law is honourable, and its members are expected to act in an honest and upright manner, and any deviation from these elementary principles is liable to e dealt with severely.
An advocate practising law is under a triple obligation:
Paralegals are legal assistants who spend most of their time helping to manage the massive paperwork generated by legal proceedings. Paralegals file, sort, index, photocopy, and draft legal documents. They may also hold hearings and interview witnesses.
First you should know that a paralegal cannot give you any legal advice. For that you’ll need an attorney. But if you’re looking to find someone to start or complete legal forms or do legal research and much more, then your most cost effective alternative would be to hire a paralegal.
A paralegals job is a combination of bookwork, secretary, accountant, data entry, transcriber, investigative reporter and writer! They gather up all the information, receipts, paperwork and so on for each case and fill out the required legal forms with the correct information.
Moreover, they are also not allowed to represent their clients in court. Filing a petition without the correct knowledge is not advisable, neither is responding to a court summon without a representative. Efforts have been made to stop the operation of these less knowledgeable paralegal, but this is yet to come to fruition.
Few types of online legal services take care of the documents that are involved in divorce. Based on the state and its divorce laws, divorce online processes can vary. Divorce laws have changed over the years by appearing more relaxed, which allow online divorce options to be greater.
A student with a Bachelor’s degree as a paralegal working in a large city or for the federal government can expect to earn as much as sixty thousand dollars a year. This is over half the income that the average American makes, and is above average.
You don’t have to be stuck with a criminal conviction on your record. Your Washington State criminal conviction can be expunged if you meet the criteria. And after your conviction is expunged, Washington State law permits you to state you have not been convicted for employment purposes.
Expungement is an often misunderstood term and process. In Washington State expungement of a criminal record or criminal conviction is accomplished by Vacating the Criminal Conviction. The terms Expungement and Vacating are largely interchangeable, the difference being that Vacating is the legal term.
Expungement of a criminal record by vacating the conviction does not destroy or seal the file. However, it is possible to destroy, or expunge, an arrest record if the eligibility requirements are met. When an arrest record is expunged, the booking photos and fingerprints are destroyed and removed from the police record.