We will pay for a lawyer to represent you if:
- your legal problem is covered by our legal aid rules (see below for the list of coverage areas),
- you meet our financial guidelines, and
- you have no other way of getting legal help.
Legal problems that may be covered by legal aid include:
- criminal charges,
- mental health and prison issues,
- serious family problems,
- child protection matters, and
- immigration and refugee issues.
To find if you qualify for legal aid, see Do I qualify? For information on how to apply for legal representation, see How to apply.
To find out about the terms of your legal aid representation contract, see the sample contract. To find out what to expect from your contract, see Working with Your Legal Aid Lawyer.