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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 2013

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
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 rights of the less fortunate. The prize is named after the founding chairman of legal aid in Québec, Robert Sauvé, who was Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques from 1972 to 1977. Each year, one award is presented to a person from within the legal aid network and another to a member of the general public.

This year, the winner in the Legal Aid Network category was Me Dominique Trudel, for her commitment to troubled children and teens and for her involvement as a member of various boards of directors of organizations working with young people. The 2013 award in the General Public category was conferred upon Ms. Isabelle Harvey for her work with women and children victims of conjugal and family violence.

Me Dominique Trudel
Me Trudel, a lawyer in the Youth Division of the Québec City Community legal centre, has been representing her clients with skill and dedication for over thirty years. She sits on the board of directors of a number of organizations that work with young people and is often invited to speak to teens and their parents about their rights.

Ms. Isabelle Harvey 
Ms. Harvey has been Executive Director of the women’s shelter La Passerelle for over twenty years. She established a service centre within this organization that allows children to enjoy the access rights they have with their parents if these rights are supervised or must be exercised elsewhere than in the home of one of the parents. Her expertise in matters of family and conjugal violence has made her an indispensable partner for groups in her region that fight against all forms of violence.

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. It is also the agency charged with offering the services provided for in the Act to promote access to justice in family matters, namely, the Homologation Assistance Service (HAS), which has been in effect since October, 10, 2013, and the Service administratif de rajustement des pensions alimentaires pour enfants (SARPA), a child support recalculation service which will be available in the coming months.

For more information, please visit the website 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, extension 261
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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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
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
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
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. 

« La clientèle de la région de Lac-Mégantic admissible à l’aide juridique peut com
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 maxi
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
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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