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Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada

Version of section 63.1 from 2011-04-11 to 2013-12-31:

  •  (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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