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12. Terminating Legal Aid

12.11 After legal aid is terminated- notification requirements

12.11 After legal aid is terminated- notification requirements

Once legal aid is terminated, the determining officer must:

  • advise the client in writing within fourteen (14) days of the date of termination, and
  • document the reasons for terminating legal aid, and
  • inform the client of his or her right to appeal against the decision to the Legal Aid Review Committee, and
  • notify each lawyer acting for each party to any civil or family proceedings to which that person is a party or, where no lawyer acts on behalf of a party, to the party within thirty-five (35) days of the date of termination.