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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 2013


2013-12-27
Montreal, December 27 2013 The increase coming into effect on January 1, 2014 will bring the eligibility threshold for free legal aid to $16,306 and the maximum eligibility threshold for contributory legal aid to $26,309 for single indiv more
2013-11-01
Montreal, November 1, 2013 On October 31, 2013, Me Denis Roy, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques, proudly presented the 2013 Robert-Sauvé Awards in Longueuil. The awards were created in order to recognize the exceptional contribution of individuals to promoting the more
2013-10-10
Montréal, le 10 octobre 2013 À compter de ce jour, la Commission des services juridiques et le réseau de l'aide juridique offrent un nouveau service d’aide juridique accessible à tous les parents, qu’ils soient ou non admissibles financièrement à l’aide juridique.

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2013-10-04
Montréal, le 4 octobre 2013 Le président de la Commission des services juridiques, Me Denis Roy, salue le projet de règlement que s’apprête à déposer le ministre de la Justice, Me Bertrand St-Arnaud, qui aura pour effet de rattraper l’écart entre les seuils d’admissibil more
2013-08-02
Montréal, le 2 août 2013 La Commission des services juridiques veut rappeler aux familles endeuillées, victimes de la tragédie ferroviaire de Lac-Mégantic, qu’elles pourront s’adresser au bureau d’aide juridique le plus près de leur résidence si l’un des leurs est disparu lors de l’incendie d more
2013-07-19
Montréal, le 19 juillet 2013 Pour faciliter les démarches judiciaires des familles endeuillées, Me Denis Roy, président de la Commission des services juridiques annonce qu’un avocat de l’aide juridique sera à Lac-Mégantic pour orienter les victimes de cette tragédie et leur donner more
2013-07-16
Montréal, le 16 juillet 2013 Le bureau d’aide juridique de Lac-Mégantic, qui a été rasé par les flammes le 6 juillet dernier, est relocalisé temporairement au 4336 rue Laval à Lac-Mégantic. 

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2013-06-01
Montréal, May 31st, 2013 – As of June 1, 2013, the legal aid eligibility thresholds will increase. This increase will make legal aid accessible to a greater number of people.

The June 1, 2013 increase will bring the eligibility threshold for gratuitous legal aid to $14,140 and the maximum eligibility threshold for the contributory scheme to $23,809 for single individuals. It bears reminding that single individuals represent 73% of the legal aid clientele.

“Under the contributory scheme, for example, the increase will give a family composed of two spouses and two children, whose annual income is $39,042, the possibility of availing itself of legal services at a reasonable cost determined in advance. I therefore invite all those who have a need for legal assistance and who may be affected by the increase to have their eligibilitychecked by contacting the legal aid office nearest their place of residence,” stated Me Denis Roy, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques.

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

Class of Applicant : Maximum Annual Income

  • For a single person : $14,140

For an applicant whose family is comprised of:
  • one adult and one child : $17,298
  • one adult and 2 children or + : $18,467
  • spouses without children : $19,676
  • spouses with 1 child : $22,015
  • spouses with 2 children or + : $23,184


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 scale 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:

Class of Applicant :  Maximum Annual Income
  • For a single person : $23,809

For an applicant whose family is comprised of:
  • one adult and one child : $29,127
  • one adult and 2 children or + : $31,095
  • spouses without children : $33,137
  • spouses with 1 child : $37,073
  • spouses with 2 children or + : $39,042


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 theservices 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, rlacharite@csj.qc.caDirector, Communications Department(514) 873-3562, extension 261
2013-02-21
Montreal, February 21st, 2013. - Me Denis Roy, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques du Québec, is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for the 2013 Robert-Sauvé Award. “I invite all individuals and organizations to highlight the ongoing commitment more
2013-02-05
Montréal, le 5 février 2013 Me Denis Roy, président de la Commission des services juridiques (CSJ), est heureux de vous aviser que le Conseil des ministres a nommé, à sa réunion du 31 janvier 2013, Me Céline Giroux au poste de vice-présidente de la CSJ à compter more
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