Legal Assistance Law and Legal Definition

According to 42 USCS § 3002 [Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare; Chapter 35. Programs for Older Americans; Declaration of Objectives and Definitions], the term legal assistance

"(A) means legal advice and representation provided by an attorney to older individuals with economic or social needs; and

(B) includes

(i) to the extent feasible, counseling or other appropriate assistance by a paralegal or law student under the direct supervision of an attorney; and

(ii) counseling or representation by a nonlawyer where permitted by law."