Your financial situation is a decisive factor, as the Law on Legal Aid and the Provision of Certain Other Legal Services provides for specific scales for the right to free or contributory legal aid. Persons excluded from free access to legal aid pay a fixed and predetermined contribution according to their income. The amount payable remains the same regardless of the actual value of the services rendered, ranging from $100 to $800. Any established lawyer can also represent you if they accept legal aid cases. If you make an appointment in this situation, it is important to mention that you are entitled to legal aid. First, call your nearest legal aid office to make an appointment. Then, prepare all the documents you need to bring to the appointment. Each year, the clinic also offers legal information presentations on various legal topics. The purpose of these presentations is to inform participants about their rights and obligations in a simple and useful way. In particular, our construction lawyers deal with: -construction litigation and professional liability; -termination of contracts for work performed; -legal hypothec (liens); -Contract negotiation, mediation, arbitration and interpretation; -representation before the RBQ, claims/fines before the CSST and the C.S.Q.; -Commercial leases and condominiums, incorporation, REQ, annual accounting, dissolution, mergers, purchase / sale of businesses, partnerships, financing, etc. Two government agencies offer free legal advice for situations not covered by legal aid.
Pro Bono Québec offers free comprehensive legal services to persons deemed eligible by its licensing committee. Your application must be received at least 8 weeks before a hearing date or the deadline for your case, and you must prove that you are unable to pay for a lawyer. To be eligible for legal aid, your income and that of your spouse must be below the scale set out in the Regulation. To be eligible for legal aid, you must apply for services covered by the Legal Aid Act. A lawyer will review your case to decide if the legal services you need are covered. Our partner, the Commission des services juridiques (Legal Aid), is responsible for the application of the Quebec Legal Aid Act and the provision of certain other legal services. The Commission shall ensure that legal aid is granted to any person entitled to apply for it. We are committed to achieving your goals and offer you personal, innovative and specialized legal representation. The Community Legal Corner offers free legal information, advice and support. While the above consultations can be of great help, they may not be sufficient if you are summoned to court.
In this case, it is best to retain the services of a lawyer to represent you. If you are not eligible for legal aid, organizations such as Justice Pro Bono or the Juripop Legal Clinic can help. This service is open to anyone who wishes to better understand their rights or ask for help in their research or legal proceedings. In addition to these three institutions, some community organizations offer the opportunity to obtain legal advice from a lawyer. Sometimes the topics discussed at these meetings relate to the mission of the organizations they propose, while at other times all questions are welcome. Since most community groups use pro bono lawyers, these legal services are most often offered in the form of sporadic legal clinics of varying frequency. These consultations, offered several times a year or by appointment, cover a wide range of topics, such as the rights of older persons, immigrants, women and parents, to name a few. It is advisable to contact the organization to know their schedules and conditions. However, if your income changes in the year you apply for legal aid, an estimate of your income for the current year will be used instead. In some cases, legal aid may be granted for services aimed at resolving a case without resorting to the courts, such as mediation. Legal aid is intended to enable recipients of legal services to the extent provided for by laws and regulations.
If your employment relationship ends, the employer will often not provide you with severance pay or adequate compensation. The minimum amounts set out in the Act respecting labour standards are absolute minimum amounts. In most cases, we receive severance benefits that go beyond what was initially offered. If your employment relationship has been wrongly terminated or you have experienced psychological harassment in the workplace, our lawyers` legal advice will protect your employment rights and help you reach an effective and fair settlement. For legal information even before consulting a lawyer, we recommend the Éducaloi website. It provides a large amount of information on various legal issues. We take care of you from the beginning of the legal process, which saves you the tedious administrative tasks of preparing your own defense. Not to mention the time spent familiarizing yourself with the rules of the road and related jurisprudence. Eligibility for legal aid depends on many factors. At the first appointment, a lawyer or technician will analyze your documents to determine if you are qualified. Only low-income individuals and families are eligible for legal aid.
In addition, legal aid does not cover all legal services. By looking at an issue from all angles, our team can then use their experience and expertise with confidence and determination to ensure that your legal position is articulated with strength and clarity. Our office is located near Montreal in the heart of Pointe-Claire`s business district. Our goal is to provide world-class legal services and solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner for our clients` litigation and legal issues. 211 regularly receives requests from individuals for legal help or advice. As many people do not qualify for legal aid, we regularly refer to other community services that can provide information, legal advice and, in some cases, legal representation. Q: Do your lawyers accept legal aid mandates? A: No, the role of our pro bono lawyers is to provide only legal information. They can refer you to legal aid offices in Montreal if they think you qualify.
If your situation is not too complex or you cannot travel, you may be able to get legal advice over the phone through the legal information lines offered by some organizations. The advice you receive is not formal legal advice, but it is certainly a good step forward in your process. You will then be able to explain your problem and seek advice from a qualified person on the options, legal issues, etc. available to you. Again, this can be addressed to a specific clientele or anyone. His power of persuasion distinguishes him in every negotiation. He has a passion for criminal law and does not hesitate to develop all possible legal scenarios that could lead to the acquittal of clients. Mr. Bolivar often relies on arguments based on violations of his clients` constitutional rights, such as arbitrary detention, unlawful seizure or violation of the right to a lawyer. If you need other legal services (clinics, legal aid, legal support, etc.), you can find all the resources on the Pro Bono Québec website: votreboussolejuridique.ca. Please note that the Legal Information Clinic is not a legal aid clinic. It is exclusively a non-profit legal information service.
The YWCA Montreal is not responsible for the legal information provided by the various volunteer lawyers and notaries or for the follow-up services agreed upon by the parties. Payment of the contribution can be made at the legal aid service to which you have applied or at our head office. You never pay your lawyer directly. Some legal services are never covered by legal aid. For example, you can`t get legal help to sue someone for defamation. You will need to provide proof of your income, property, debts and savings, and sometimes proof of your family`s. You must also bring all documents related to your legal problem (court documents, letters, invoices, etc.). You can fill out a questionnaire to find out if you qualify for legal aid. To determine if you are financially eligible for legal aid, anyone arrested can speak to a lawyer for free by calling 1-800-842-2213, regardless of income.
The YWCA Legal Information Clinic occasionally publishes a community newsletter with legal information that you can view online or obtain locally.