Making Legal Aid Work: a handbook for practitioners is the ultimate quick reference guide to legal aid and provides key information about all the types of public funding, dealing with common queries which crop up frequently in practice. Adopting a practical, hands-on approach, it is an indispensable purchase for new caseworkers and trainees as well as experienced practitioners. Signposting relevant Legal Services Commission (LSC) material and sources of further information it illustrates how to get and keep LSC contracts, as well as providing invaluable insight into the quality standards required: Specialist Quality Mark, Peer Review and Key Performance Indicators. The authors also provide a policy round-up and consider policy developments including Community Legal Advice Centres and Networks. Essential reading for all legal aid practitioners including those in Law Centres(R), Citizens Advice Bureaux and advice-giving charities, legal cashiers and accountants, district judges and cost officers.
Publisher: Legal Action Group