The Legal Aid Ontario app lets you self-assess your financial eligibility for a certificate for legal aid services in Ontario.
What is a legal aid certificate?
A legal aid certificate is a voucher guaranteeing that the private practice lawyer who accepts your case will get paid for providing you with full representation for a certain number of hours. Certificates are issued for a variety of circumstances within the areas of family, criminal and immigration/refugee law.
Who can get a legal aid certificate?
To be eligible for a certificate, your legal problem has to be one that is covered by LAO, and you must be financially eligible. This app will ask you a series of questions that will determine the likelihood of you being financially eligible for a legal aid certificate. Please note that answers are not definitive and do not address eligibility for all services provided by LAO.
To learn more about legal aid certificates, please visit: http://legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/certificateprogram.asp