Scottish Legal Aid Board
Legal aid allows people who would not otherwise be able to afford it to get help for their legal problems. The Scottish Legal Aid Board was set up in 1987 to manage legal aid in Scotland.
Civil or criminal legal assistance helps people to get legal advice and "representation", which means a solicitor to put their case in court.
To find out more about legal aid, if you qualify, where to find a legal aid solicitor or how to order leaflets you can call the Legal Aid Helpline on 0845 122 8686. Please note that Scottish Legal Aid Board do not provide legal advice but will be able to direct you to an appropriate contact. Calls are charged at local rate and for training and monitoring purposes your call may be recorded.
Alternatively visit the Scottish Legal Aid Board website.