The Raad voor Rechtsbijstand (Legal Aid Board) is an independent governing body with a public task. It is instituted by the minister of Security and Justice (Lord High Chancellor).
The ministry of Security and Justice is responsible for organising subsidised legal aid and its supervision. The Raad voor Rechtsbijstand is assigned to execute this organisation and supervision. The brochure below (Legal aid in The Netherlands) provides a broad outline of legal aid in the Netherlands, as well as a survey of the current facts and figures about legal aid.