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For more information on the Commission des services juridiques, members of the media should contact Mr Nadine Koussa, Communications responsible at 514-873-3562 ext: 5249.

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Press Releases 2012

Montreal, December 28 2012  - The January 1, 2013 indexation will increase the eligibility threshold for gratuitous legal aid to $13,910 and the maximum eligibility threshold for the contributory scheme to $21,547 for single individuals. It bears reminding that single individuals repres more
Montréal, 30 novembre 2012. - En réaction à l’article « Aides familiales résidantes : un centre de consultation juridique verra le jour » publié le 28 novembre 2012 dans La Presse et écrit par Anabelle Nicoud, la Commission des services juridiques tient à préciser qu’il est inexa more
Montreal, November 9, 2012 - On November 8, 2012, Me Denis Roy, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques, proudly presented the 2012 Robert-Sauvé Awards in Laval, in the presence of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Québec, Me Bertrand St Ar more
Montréal, le 9 novembre 2012 - Le ministre de la Justice et Procureur général du Québec, Me Bertrand St-Arnaud a accepté volontiers l’invitation du président de la Commission des services juridiques, Me Denis Roy, à s’adresser aux avocates et avocats permanents de more
Montréal, 19 juin 2012. - Le 6 juin dernier, le Conseil des ministres a procédé à la nomination de Me Denis Roy en tant que président de la Commission des services juridiques (CSJ) pour un troisième mandat. 

Au moment de sa nomination, Me Roy agissait à
Montréal, 1er juin 2012 – À compter du 1er juin 2012, une hausse progressive des seuils d’admissibilité est prévue sur une période de trois ans. Les seuils continueront d’être indexés au 1er janvier de chaque année. À terme, la hausse des seuils du volet avec more
Montreal, March 30, 2012. - Me Denis Roy, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques du Québec, is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for the 2012 Robert-Sauvé Award. “I invite all individuals and organizations to highlight the ongoing commitment of an individual who works or has worked to meet the needs of people affected by poverty and ensure they are able to assert their rights,” stated Me Roy. 

The Robert-Sauvé Award honours the exceptional contribution of two individuals who have worked to promote the rights of the less fortunate. One prize is awarded to someone working within the Québec legal aid network (network category) and another to someone working outside the legal aid network (general public category). The contributions of nominees must span several years and their activities must have taken place in Québec. The prize will be awarded in the fall of 2012. 

The Robert-Sauvé Award, an honorary distinction, is named after the founding chairman of legal aid in Québec, the Honourable Robert Sauvé, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques from 1972 to 1977. Robert Sauvé was convinced that the creation of a legal aid system was essential to ensuring access to justice for all Québecers. Winners of the award therefore have the privilege of being associated with one of the most ardent defenders of the rights of the less fortunate. 

Submitting a Nomination 
Any person or organization wishing to submit one or more nominees for consideration must send a complete nomination file that includes a nomination form, an introductory letter, two letters of support as well as a description of the nominee’s career and exceptional acts. Nomination forms are available on-line at www.csj.qc.ca and in community legal centres in each region. Complete nomination files must be sent before June 1, 2012 to the following address: 

Robert-Sauvé Award Committee 
Commission des services juridiques 
P.O. Box 123 
Succursale Desjardins 
Montréal, Québec, H5B 1B3 

About the Commission des services juridiques 

The Commission des services juridiques is the agency charged with applying the Act respecting legal aid and the provision of certain other legal services in Québec. Legal aid may be granted to anyone who is financially eligible, in order to cover various legal services involving civil, family, administrative, criminal, mental health or youth law matters. 

For more information, please visit the Web site of the Commission des services juridiques at: http://www.csj.qc.ca. 


Source: Me Richard La Charité, rlacharite@csj.qc.ca 
Director, Communications Department 
514 873-3562, ext. 261
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