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Procedure for submitting an application & receipt of Legal Aid

** Downloading from the Legal Aid Department’s website.
** Application to the welfare departments in the Local Authorities or in some of the voluntary organizations. The Form can be obtained free of charge from all of them.

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** The Form can be obtained at the Legal Aid Bureau nearest to where you live.
** It is recommended that you copy the complete application form and bring it to the
** The Application Form must be submitted to the Bureau nearest to where you live, one of the five bureaus operated by the Department.

The Form can be submitted :
** By sending it in the mail or by Fax to the nearest bureau to where you reside.
** As a general rule, Sundays-Thursdays between 8.30am and 12.30pm
** In the Tel Aviv and Haifa Bureaus also on Tuesday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
** In the Nazareth Bureau also on Wednesday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
** Advance payment on account of participation fee.
** Following receipt of the Application the contents will be examined and should it be
** The advance payment must be made in one of the Post Office branches.
** In the later stages – if it has been so decided, in light of the contents of the application
** Exemption from advance payment and participation fee

advance payment and the participation fee :
** Regulation 3B (a) grants exemption from payment of participation fee to the following applicants :
** A prisoner, a person under arrest, a soldier in compulsory military service (except service in the reserves), a mentally ill person who is hospitalized in a Psychiatric Hospital and a minor who is entitled to representation separately from a parent when a Plaintiff or a Defendant other than through the parent.

Regulation 3B (b) stipulates cases in which an exemption from payment of the fee applies, and they are :
** Legal Aid under the Hague Convention (Return of Abducted Children) Law, 5751-1991 and under the 1958 New York Convention as to recovery of maintenance abroad.
** An Application for a Protection Order under the Prevention of Domestic Violence
** Legal Aid under Section 397 of the National Insurance Law, 5755-1995.
** An applicant living in a shelter for battered women will be exempt from payment of a
** An applicant whom the Execution Office has declared to be a debtor of restricted means and is charged a monthly payment of not exceeding NIS 250.

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The Ministry of Justice is one of the key administrative ministries of the Government of Israel. It functions to render justice and serve the public in the judicial sphere in accordance with government policy, while protecting the rule of law, human rights and the fundamental values of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in which all are equal before the law.

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