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Section 2.19. Section 2.19. All citizens are equal before the law and have the right to equal benefit of the law.
Section 2.19. Section 2.19. All citizens are equal before the law and have the right to equal benefit of the law. In civil cases the level of representation available to all parties should be the lowest common factor and of an equal standing.
Section 2.19. This is to eliminate the problems of one party being able to afford multiple lawyers while the other cannot, ie is an equal level of representation. Using the lowest common factor would significantly reduce if not eliminate the legal aid budget.
Section 2.19. I agree, although an explantion of what is meant by "lowest common factor" will be needed. No-one should be forced to "buy" justice.