Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995

Establishment of Legal Aid Board.

3.—(1) On the establishment day there shall stand established a board to be known as An Bord um Chúnamh Dlíthiúil or, in the English language, the Legal Aid Board, and in this Act referred to as “the Board”, to perform the functions conferred on it by this Act.

(2) The Board shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and an official seal and power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and, with the consent of the Minister, to acquire, hold and dispose of land or an interest in land or rights over or in respect of land and to acquire, hold and dispose of any other property.

(3) The Board shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be independent in the exercise of its functions.