Right of legal representative

Right of legal representative – the Modern Law uses this term mostly in the Criminal Law, where refers to the legal right of the convicted person to use a lawyer to defend them before the prosecution and before court. This right is especially granted in cases where due to financial reasons the convicted person cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Then on the base of their application usually they get a lawyer, appointed (and resp. paid) by the local Bureau for Legal Aid.

The right of legal representative is also granted in the Civil Law, where the party which claims it, has also to prove to the court that they can’t afford to pay for a lawyer to represent them in court.

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