It’s a daily occurrence for people to need legal advice, all over the world. While some people may make the mistake of assuming that anyone can provide this service, the reality is that only a lawyer may give actual legal advice.
What is Legal Advice?
Legal advice services refer to the written or oral counsel about a legal matter that would affect the rights and responsibilities of the person receiving the advice.
The giving of legal advice is tantamount to the practice of law and it requires careful analysis.
True legal advice forms an agreement between an attorney and his or her client based on a particular legal matter that the client is experiencing.
Legal advice proposes a specific course of action that a client should take, which is why it should only be given by lawyers.
Where can you get Legal Services in South Africa?
Legal Aid South Africa
Legal Aid provides professional legal advice and representation to those who can’t afford it – for free. The organisation tries to help as many poor people as possible, including vulnerable groups such as women, children and the rural poor.
Who qualifies for Legal Aid Services?
Individuals earning less than R5500 per month after tax may qualify for Legal Aid. Households that are earning less than R6000 per month may also be eligible.
People who receive a state grant or who earn an old age pension automatically qualify.
For more information, visit www.legal-aid.co.za
The Legal Advice Office
The Legal Advice Office offers affordable legal advice and legal and paralegal services throughout South Africa.
With 40 years of experience in the professional legal field, The Legal Advice can offer a range of Legal Advice Services to South Africans.
For more information about their services, visit www.legaladviceoffice.co.za