Unemployed solicitors may be used to fill gaps in the Legal Aid Board through an internship scheme that starts on Friday, according to justice minister Alan Shatter.
In the Dáil last Thursday, Shatter said 3,806 people were waiting for a first appointment with a Legal Aid Board solicitor on June 1. This compares with 2,335 on January 1 last year, and 1,681 on the same date in 2009.
Shatter said Legal Aid Board applications had jumped by 69 per...
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