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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2008
AN ACT TO AMEND THE LEGAL AID ACT
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:
1. (1) Subsection 31(2) of the Legal Aid Act is repealed.
(2) Section 31 of the Act is amended by adding immediately after subsection (3) the following:
(3.1) Where the application is for legal aid with respect to an offence of murder, manslaughter or infanticide, the applicant may select a solicitor employed by the commission or a solicitor in private practice in the province, except a solicitor whose name has been removed from the panel, other than upon his or her own request, however, this subsection does not place an obligation on that solicitor to act for the applicant.
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