Filing an appeal
Who can appeal?
You may have a right to appeal a legal aid decision if you:
- have been refused a certificate due to financial or legal eligibility
- disagree with the terms of a contribution agreement
- object to the cancellation of a legal aid certificate
- disagree with the decision of an area committee*
Please note: Non-resident applicants receive final decisions, and cannot appeal.
The appeals process
After applying for legal aid, you will receive a written notice with the decision within two weeks. There are three possibilities:
- Your application is accepted, and you receive a certificate.
- Your application is accepted, but you only receive a certificate if you agree to the terms of a contribution agreement.
- Your application is refused. In this case, the right to appeal, if one exists, is stated on the refusal notice, with information about where to send your appeal.