Who qualifies for this service?
JusticeNet is a nation-wide program available to anyone living in Canada whose net family income is under $59,000, and is experiencing financial difficulties.
Reduced fees will be calculated according to a sliding scale which takes into account the number of individuals supported and amount of income from all sources (including employment income, self-employed earnings, employment insurance, worker's compensation pensions, social assistance, commissions, child tax benefits, rental income, etc.).
Clients with low income should contact their provincial legal aid office to determine eligibility under legal aid for their specific case before applying for this program.
“Our justice system will be further strengthened with the introduction of the JusticeNet program, as it will serve to complement existing access to justice programs intended for people who do not qualify for legal aid.”
The Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada