97,956 people assisted 2015/16
FACTS & STATS

97,956 PEOPLE ASSISTED (2015/16)

Legal Aid Manitoba provides more representation services to more people, in more areas of law than any other provincial legal aid plan. Our services have positive impacts on the lives of individuals and the overall health of our communities.

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PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTRE (PILC)

AN INDEPENDENT OFFICE OF

LEGAL AID MANITOBA

PILC’s significant legal achievements for Manitobans include the $330 million MPI rebate, assisting 49 persons with intellectual disabilities to return to their home communities from an institutional setting, and Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.


WHO WE SERVE

SERVICE IN OVER 40
COMMUNITIES

Legal Aid Manitoba provides free
or affordable legal services
to low-income adults and youth,
and public interest groups.

SERVICES WE PROVIDE

GETTING LEGAL AID

To receive legal aid, you will need to
show that your legal problem is covered by
Legal Aid Manitoba and that you cannot
afford to pay for a private lawyer.

FINANCIAL RULES

DO I QUALIFY?

We look at your financial situation
to determine whether or not you qualify
financially for legal aid. If you qualify,
you may receive legal aid for free, or
you may be required to pay for all of
your legal costs at legal aid rates.

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Can I qualify for legal aid if I have a job?

Read our Q & A >

 

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CASES WE COVER

Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. This is NOT a complete list of legal problems that we cover.
You might be eligible for legal aid if you qualify financially and are facing a legal problem such as:

 

Public Interest
Family
Immigration & Refugee
Residential Tenancies
Child Protection
Mental Health
Government Benefits
Criminal
Cases Not Covered