New service for clients with financial security issues

Effective October 30, 2018, the Legal Services Society will implement a new limited representation contract for a trial period, where counsel may provide unbundled services to clients with financial security issues, including child and spousal support and preservation and/or division of family property. The contracts are intended to provide clients with the assistance necessary to effectively negotiate a settlement or represent themselves.

Limited representation contracts will include up to 15 hours preparation, including limited court-based case conference attendance. Unbundling legal services, where counsel provide legal services for part of a client’s legal matter, allows clients to access some legal help where they would otherwise not be eligible for legal aid representation.

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