Information for lawyers wishing to act as external lawyers on behalf of the Legal Aid districts (excluding in the Jerusalem and Southern regions where an invitation to submit bids was published on October 27, 2011).
REPRESENTATION ON BEHALF OF THE LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT
It is a well known fact that the Legal Aid Department provides legal representation by virtue of the provisions of the Legal Aid Law, 5732 – 1972 (hereinafter: "the Legal Aid Law") and the Legal Aid Regulations, 5733 – 1973 (hereinafter: "the Legal Aid Regulations"). The Law and the Regulations prescribe the conditions and scale of eligibility for receipt of legal aid. Presently the Legal Aid Department operates by means of five districts all over the country.
The heart of the Legal Aid Department's activity is the provision of legal aid to whoever cannot afford to realize the constitutional right of access to judicial forums. Occasionally, representation on behalf of the Legal Aid Department is the only means available to the individual to enable him to go to court. Hence, representation on behalf of the Legal Aid Department embodies additional important values alongside the professional legal work. At the same time, since most of the representation on behalf of the Legal Aid Department is carried out, for the most part, via outsourcing to external lawyers, the Legal Aid attaches supreme importance to the professionalism and high quality of the lawyers representing its applicant public.
HOW YOU CAN REPRESENT ON BEHALF OF THE LEGAL AID DISTRICTS
With effect from November 1, 2011, the Legal Aid Department applied a procedure for the recruitment and administration of a pool of external lawyers in the Legal Aid districts and lawyers are recruited in accordance with the rules prescribed in this procedure.
To peruse the Legal Aid Department's procedure for the recruitment and administration of a pool of external lawyers in the legal aid districts.
According to the procedure, a lawyer wishing to act as an external lawyer should file an application to the district where he wishes to act as an external lawyer, as prescribed in the procedure. All the required accompanying documents should be attached to the application. After the application and all the accompanying documents have been filed, the district will begin the procedure of examining the lawyer's candidacy, all as prescribed in the procedure.
Application form to act as an external lawyer on behalf of the Legal Aid districts.
Nevertheless, for lawyers whose office is located in the Jerusalem District and the Southern District (Beersheba), there is an invitation to submit bids that was published on October 27, 2011.
It should be clarified that the last date for submitting candidacy to act as an external lawyer in the Jerusalem District and the Southern District was January 1, 2012.