Legal Aid Certificates
This information is taken from the Legal Aid Ontario web site at: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/certificateservices.asp.
What is the certificate program?
The certificate program allows eligible, low-income Ontarians to have full representation by a lawyer. A certificate is a voucher guaranteeing that the lawyer will get paid for representing you for a certain number of hours. Certificates are only for the most serious legal matters.
Depending on your income, and whether you own property, you may qualify for a certificate with a contribution agreement. This means you will repay Legal Aid Ontario some or all of your legal fees.
Who can get a legal aid certificate?
To get help through the certificate program, you must take a financial test to see if you qualify.
For more information, call Legal Aid Ontario toll-free at 1-800-668-8258 or 416-979-1446 to speak to a representative.
Legal Aid Ontario accepts collect calls.
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