I NEED A LAWYER

ELIGIBILITY

AFFORDABLE LEGAL SERVICES
QUALIFICATIONS

Affordable legal services are reserved for the person who:

  • is not eligible for legal aid
  • is in a precarious financial situation corresponding to the scales indicated below
INELIGIBILITY FOR LEGAL AID

To verify your eligibility for legal aid, you must contact a legal aid office or visit the Commission des services juridiqueswebsite.

 

AREAS OF LAW

Please note that affordable legal services do not include the following areas:

  • Labour law
  • Immigration Law
  • Tax law
HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED WORKPLACE HARASSMENT OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE?

Take advantage of our free legal services offered to people who have experienced or witnessed sexual or psychological harassment in the workplace or violence of a sexual nature.

FINANCIAL POSITION

INDIVIDUALS

RATE

$60 per hour

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Depending on your family situation, you may qualify if your family earns less than the maximum gross annual income (before taxes) below:

Family situation maximum gross annual income*
A single person 39 000 $
An adult with a child 43 000 $
One adult with two or more children 48 000 $
A childless couple 49 000 $
A couple with one child 54 000 $
A couple with two or more children 56 000 $

* Gross income (before taxes).

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

RATE

$80 per hour

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All non-profit organizations are eligible, except institutional organizations (early childhood centres, schools, etc.).

VERY SMALL BUSINESSES

RATE

$80 per hour

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

A very small business is eligible if :

  • It has fewer than five employees or has been in existence for less than two years; and
  • the principal shareholder or partner earned gross income (before taxes) and/or dividends totaling less than $40,000 in the year preceding the application.

We reserve the right to refuse an application if, based on its financial statements and tax returns, the business appears to be in good financial health.

If you have any questions about eligibility, write or call us at (514) 705-1637 ext. 245.

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