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Converting a Family Limited Representation Contract to a Family Standard Contract

Have you received a Family Limited Representation Contract (FLRC), and think your client should be eligible for full coverage under a Family Standard contract?
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Each client who applies for family legal aid representation is first assessed for a standard representation contract by a Legal Aid BC intake worker. Based on the information provided by the client and their financial eligibility, LABC may issue a Family Standard Contract or approve a Family Standard Contract under LABC’s exception review policy. If clients do not qualify for standard representation, they may be approved for a FLRC.

However, a client may not have provided the intake worker with all relevant information, or new legal issues may arise after the FLRC is issued. If your client receives an FLRC, but you believe they should be eligible for a standard representation contract, please send an email to provincialsupervisors@legalaid.bc.ca explaining the client’s legal issues and why you believe they should qualify for a standard contract.

LABC’s intake department will reassess the client for coverage by considering the additional information submitted. If the client does qualify for standard representation, the FLRC will be terminated and a Family Standard Contract will be issued to you.