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Criminal

Youth

Civil

Total

Calgary

6,529

2,116

4,050

12,695

Edmonton

6,668

2,289

3,378

12,335

Fort McMurray

368

203

135

706

Grande Prairie

259

136

232

627

Lethbridge

1,130

332

307

1,769

Medicine Hat

329

320

145

794

Peace River

902

490

332

1,724

Red Deer

500

279

208

987

St. Paul

1,327

421

457

2,205

Wetaskiwin

777

304

273

1,354

Whitecourt

678

232

314

1,224

Criminal/Youth/Civil Certificates Issued By Region For the Year Ended March 31, 2003

Total

19,467

7,122

9,831

36,420

Note:

The above figures do not include 4,097 certificates issued for opinions.

APPEALS OF LEGAL AID REFUSALS

Not all applicants are successful in their initial application for legal aid. They may be found to be financially ineligible, or to have a problem that doesn’t fall within coverage Rules, or both. Applicants denied coverage are notified in writing of the refusal, the reason for the refusal, and of their right to appeal this decision to a Regional Committee. An applicant who appeals a refusal has the right to appear in person before the Regional Committee. Each local legal aid office has a Regional Committee which is composed of lawyers and lay members of the community.

Decisions of Regional Committees may be further appealed by the applicant or by the administration of the Society to the Northern or Southern section of the Appeals Committee. An applicant has the right to appear in person before the Appeals Committee. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final with no further right of appeal. The Committee, at its own discretion, may decide to rehear matters and may change its earlier decisions.

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