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For more information on the Commission des services juridiques, members of the media should contact Mtre Richard La Charité, Communications Director at 514-873-3562 ext: 232.


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Press Releases 2012


2012-12-28
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 represent more than 70 % of the legal aid clientele. A family composed of two spouses and two children, whose annual income is $35,332, will now be eligible for legal aid under the contributory scheme.

Me Denis Roy, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques, reminds the public that it is to the advantage of persons who require legal assistance and may be eligible for legal aid to contact the legal aid office closest to their residence in order to confirm such eligibility. “Given the terms and conditions prescribed by the act and the regulations, only legal aid staff can determine your eligibility; it is therefore important to make an appointment with a legal aid lawyer,” stated Me Roy. 

The new eligibility scale for services at no cost is as follows:

Category of Applicant : Maximum Annual Income 

  • For a single person : $13,910 

For an applicant whose family is comprised of: 
  • one adult and one child : $17,017 
  • one adult and 2 children or + : $18,167 
  • spouses without children : $19,357
  • spouses with 1 child : $21,658 
  • spouses with 2 children or + : $22,808 


According to Me Roy, the contributory scheme offers a unique formula that allows individuals to be represented by a lawyer before the courts while knowing, in advance, the maximum amount of the legal fees and costs. The contributory scheme allows an individual to receive legal services if his or her income, assets and liquidities match the eligibility scales in effect and if the individual pays a contribution ranging from $100 to $800, depending on the person’s situation. 

The eligibility scale for legal aid under the contributory scheme is as follows:

 Category of Applicant : Maximum Annual Income 

  • For a single person : $21,547 

For an applicant whose family is comprised of: 
  • one adult and one child : $26,359 
  • one adult and 2 children or + : $28,140 
  • spouses without children : $29,988
  • spouses with 1 child : $33,550 
  • spouses with 2 children or + :   $35,332 


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, immigration or youth law matters. The Commission des services juridiques will also be the agency charged with overseeing the services offered as of 2013 under the Act to promote access to justice in family matters, including the Service administratif de rajustement des pensions alimentaires pour enfants (SARPA). 

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

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Source : Me Richard La Charité 
Director, Communications Department 
(514) 873-3562, extension 261
2012-11-30
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
2012-11-09
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
2012-11-09
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
2012-06-19
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
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2012-06-01
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
2012-03-30
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 a more
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