In Singapore, the government has announced that it will play a bigger role in criminal legal aid funding.
In the aftermath of the Vilardell/TLABC decisions in Canada, those interested in court fees and access to justice may be interested in current trends in the UK. There are a few articles on rising court fees in the UK, including this one in The Telegraph, this one in Global Legal Post, and this article in the South Wales Evening Post.
The House of Commons Justice Committee in the UK recently released its report on the impact of civil legal aid reform on access to justice and here is a response from the UK Law Centres Network.
For those following the legal aid reforms debate in the UK, another article from the BBC that looks at the ramifications of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act which took many civil cases out of the scope of legal aid in April 2013.
From the North, an article on how legal aid spending in Nunavut has started to level off.
From 7 News in Australia, this article describes how the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency expects to stop taking on clients due to funding uncertainty.
Here is a comment article in The Guardian criticizing recent Australian legal aid cuts for their effect on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
This article in The Hamilton Spectator discusses what legal aid is and who qualifies.