Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada
63.1 (1) For the purposes of section 694.1 of the Criminal Code, the accused who is the appellant, applicant or respondent in a proceeding shall file with the Registrar a letter containing the following information:
(a) an explanation of why legal assistance is necessary;
(b) a statement that the accused has not sufficient means to obtain legal assistance;
(c) a confirmation of the refusal by a provincial legal aid program to grant legal aid to the accused; and
(d) the name of the lawyer willing to act on behalf of the accused.
(2) The consent of the Attorney General who is the appellant, applicant or respondent in the proceeding shall be filed with the letter referred to in subsection (1).
- SOR/2011-74, s. 31
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