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Vol 22 No 2 Feb/March 2017

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A new edition was published, see:
LAG: Legal Aid Handbook 2011/12 isbn 9781903307847

Making Legal Aid Work: A Handbook for Practitioners

ISBN13: 9781903307687
New Edition ISBN: 9781903307847
Published: April 2009
Publisher: Legal Action Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Making Legal Aid Work: a handbook for practitionersis 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.

Courts and Procedure
Part A: Doing legal aid work
Read this before you start!
Taking on civil and family cases
Conducting a civil case
Conducting a family private law case
Conducting a family public law case
Family mediation
Conducting an immigration case
Conducting a mental health case
Conducting a criminal case
Getting paid for civil and family work
Getting paid for criminal work
Part B: Managing legal aid work
The legal aid framework
Legal aid contracts
Quality standards and performance monitoring
Legal aid: the future