Pro Bono and Pro Deo Legal Provisions

Differences in Pro Bono and Pro Deo Legal Provisions

The term Pro Bono or Pro Bono Publico means a legal aid or service to the public that is carried out in the public interest or for those who are deemed incapacitated and free of charge. Those who provide Pro Bono legal assistance, here are advocates or advocates who handle these cases directly without receiving payment for services including providing legal consulting services, exercising power of attorney, representing, accompanying, defending, and carrying out other legal actions for the benefit of justice. Finder for those who can’t afford it.

In Pro Bono, those who receive legal assistance are individuals or groups of people who are said to be financially incapable, but need the services of an advocate’s law to help handle and resolve the legal problems they are facing. People or groups who are socially and politically weak can also be categorized as people who can’t afford it, so they also have the opportunity to get Pro Bono legal assistance from advocates.

In providing Pro Bono legal assistance, advocates must provide the same treatment and service as providing legal assistance by paying an honorarium. The implementation of Pro Bono is subject to the Advocate Code of Ethics and the provisions of the applicable laws and regulations.

Meanwhile, Pro Deo is legal assistance or legal services provided to a person or group of people for the public interest or for parties who are deemed incapable by waiving case fees in court, the costs of which are financed by the state through the Supreme Court budget. Court of the Republic of Indonesia.

To get Pro Deo legal assistance, a person must be truly financially incapacitated and proven by attaching supporting documents, such as:

1. Certificate of Disability issued by the local area and stating that it is true that the person concerned is unable to pay court fees and
2. Other documents related to data collection on the poor that are legalized by the competent authority to provide information that the person concerned is truly incapacitated (Poor Family Card, Community Health Insurance Card, Poor Rice Card, Direct Cash Assistance Card, Family Hope Program Card, Card Social Protection Card, etc).

The requirements for submitting a lawsuit/application for litigation free of charge are regulated in the Regulation of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia Number 1 of 2014 concerning Guidelines for Providing Legal Services to Poor People in Courts, Article 7 paragraph (2).

From the explanation above, it can be concluded that Pro Bono is legal assistance provided by advocates to people who are considered incapable by waiving all court fees and providing services without reducing any services or services, while Pro Deo is a waiver of court fees in court. . to individuals who are categorized as incapacitated and these costs will be financed by the state through the Supreme Court budget

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