Who Qualifies for Legal Aid?

Citizens of Zambia
Established Residents
Asylum Seekers
Transit Visitors

However, all applicants are subjected to a Means Test

What is a Means Test?

A Means Test seeks to establish the financial position of a client. The assets owned by a client & income level s assessed to establish the merit for grant of Legal Aid


What Type of Cases LAB Handles

The Board handles both Criminal & Civil matters. Other cases such as commissioning of documents are also provided Note that since Criminal cases involve the liberty of the citizen they are given priority over Civil cases