Legal representation by a lawyer

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:

To find out if you qualify for legal aid, see Do I qualify? For information on how to apply for legal representation, see How to apply.

If you’re approved for a lawyer to take your case, see the sample contract to find out about the terms of your legal aid representation contract. To find out what to expect from your contract, see Working with Your Legal Aid Lawyer.

If you’re an advocate or community worker, find out how to help your client apply for legal aid