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.