I NEED A LAWYER
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS A SERVICE REQUEST?
Your request for consultation will be reviewed within approximately two (2) weeks.
Please note that you must protect your rights until you have received a decision as to whether or not Juripop will take over your case.
Among other things, you must respond to any court application, if any, and take all necessary means to avoid losing your rights by the passage of time (statute). For example, if you have received a decision from a court or administrative tribunal and you do not agree, you must file your challenge within the time limit mentioned.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF BEING A MEMBER OF JURIPOP?
Membership gives all the democratic rights provided for in Juripop’s general by-laws, including the right to vote at annual general meetings and to participate in the election of the members of the Board of Directors.
In addition, only Juripop members have access to affordable legal services provided by Avocats Juripop Inc.
WHAT IS THE COST OF AFFORDABLE LEGAL SERVICES?
Affordable legal services are provided by lawyers who charge an hourly rate of $60 for individuals or $80 for NPOs, businesses and self-employed workers.
In addition, you will have to pay an administrative fee of $55 to open your file. This fee must be paid before your first appointment with the lawyer and does not include the lawyer’s time unless the mandate ends at the meeting and the meeting lasts less than 60 minutes.
Other fees may be incurred depending on the nature and progress of your file. These may be actual costs, such as travel or photocopying costs, or fees required by law, such as bailiff’s fees or court stamps.
At your first meeting, the lawyer will assess the costs likely to be incurred in your file and will ask you for an advance in trust before beginning their mandate.
WHAT ARE THE GROUNDS FOR REFUSING A REQUEST FOR SERVICES?
Juripop may refuse service request for the following reasons:
- You are eligible for legal aid
- Your income is too high
- Avocats Juripop would be in a conflict of interest
- The time for action is too short
- The resources of Avocats Juripop are inadequate
- The request is frivolous, unfounded, or disproportionate
- The area of law covered by the application is not covered.
Juripop can refuse a request without having to justify itself.
We may also ask you for additional information and documents in order to study your file, in particular concerning your financial situation.