legal aid certificate

A legal aid certificate is a document that says Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has agreed to pay for a certain number of hours of a lawyer’s time to work on certain legal issues. You must show that you have a low income and that your legal issue is one that LAO covers.

To apply for a legal aid certificate:

You have to find a lawyer who agrees to work for you and agrees to accept your certificate. You can search a list of lawyers who accept legal aid certificates on the LAO website.

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