Legal services or legal aid is the furnishing of judicial reinforcement and support to people otherwise unequipped or incompetent of affording legal representation and approach to the court system. Legal services are extremely crucial in ensuring equal approach to equality and impartiality for all, particularly for civilians who do not have the adequate financial means to fund a legal trial. The activity of rendering legal assistance to citizens by governments further heightens the prospects of such individuals being aided by legal experts for free or at a minimal cost.
Legal services have had a good association with the welfare state, and the offering of legal assistance or aid by a government is determined by outlooks towards welfare.
Legal aid is a public assistance provision by the government to individuals who could otherwise not have enough money to pay for hiring an attorney from the legal system. Legal services helps in ensuring that public assistance provisions are made mandatory by offering its citizens what they are entitled for, such as public housing projects etc., with the right approach to legal guidance and the legal system.
Throughout history, legal services has played a powerful part in assuring regard for financial, public, and social rights which are involved with regards to social insurance, public housing, social care, education, health and human services provision, along with recruitment law and equal opportunities legislation.
There are a host of delivery models for legal services that has come forth and is now available, including duty lawyers, community legal departments and the allowance to lawyers to attend to legal proceedings for people who are eligible to legal assistance.