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Sofyan Boalag - Telegram file photo
Jason Edwards and Tim O‚ÄôBrien of Legal Aid have been representing Boalag since that time. Exactly why he suddenly needed new counsel wasn‚Äôt clear. In provincial court in St. John‚Äôs on Monday, Boalag wanted to explain to Judge Pamela Goulding why he wanted new legal representation, but Goulding said the explanation that he had lost confidence in his lawyers was enough.
Since Boalag fired both lawyers from the St. John‚Äôs Legal Aid office, he can‚Äôt now be represented from anybody else from that office, meaning legal aid from outside the capital city has to be brought in for him.
Boalag is due back in court to deal with the matter of his legal representation on Aug. 25.