Public Attorney's Office
The Public Attorney's Office (PAO), formerly known as Citizens Legal Assistance Office (CLAO), is an agency attached to the Department of Justice (DOJ) that provides free legal assistance to indigent litigants. It is mandated to provide indigent sector the access to counsel at the time of need, and implement the constitutional guarantee of free access to courts, due process and able protection of the laws.
- Public Attorney's Office. In About the DOJ. Department of Justice Official Website. Accessed on 11 March 2008.