Legal aid

Whether or not you qualify for a legal aid lawyer, try our legal advice and legal information services.

Legal representation by a lawyer

We will pay for a lawyer to represent you if:

  • your legal problem is covered by our legal aid rules (see below for the list of coverage areas),
  • you meet our financial guidelines, and
  • you have no other way of getting legal help.

Legal problems that may be covered by legal aid include:

To find if you qualify for legal aid, see Do I qualify? For information on how to apply for legal representation, see How to apply.

To find out what your legal aid lawyer should do for you, see What You Should Expect from Your Legal Aid Lawyer. This fact sheet is available in other languages in our Multilingual publications section.