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Amounts Granted and Refused by Case Type

Case Type

Amount Requested

Amount Granted

Criminal certificates Civil certificates

$121,879.47 (79 cases) $65,547.87 (73 cases)

$62,347.41 (55 cases) $27,883.73 (48 cases)

Total

$187,427.34 (152 cases)

$90,231.14 (103 cases)

EXCEPTIONAL ACCOUNTS REVIEW COMMITTEE ACTIVITY (Continued)

Amount Not Granted

$59,532.06 (24 cases) $37,664.14 (25 cases)

$97,196.20 (49 cases)

RECOVERY OF EXPENDITURES

In cases where repayment will not cause undue hardship the Legal Aid Society expects clients to repay the costs of their legal representation. The Recoveries Department oversees the payment contributions from the clients. These contributions are generally in the form of monthly payments set up on a schedule, in amounts that reflect the financial situation of the client. Other contributions can result from Bail or Judgment Proceeds Assignments, and settlements consequential to a Security Agreement. Interest is not charged on outstanding balances, and clients are not billed the GST portion of their lawyer’s accounts.

In cases where a client’s income falls within a contribution range of income, a monthly payment requirement may be enforced while coverage is ongoing. See page 16 for the contribution ranges.

Receipts Summary by Payment

Type

Monthly Payments Bail Assignments Divorce Settlements (assigned) Down Payments Chattel Mortgages Court Costs (assigned) Other Receipts

$1,928,906 175,253 328,434 55,865 90,279 6,940 88,285

Total

$2,673,962

SUMMARY OF RECOVERY ACTIVITY

Receipts Summary by Case Class

Total

$2,673,962

Criminal Cases

Civil Cases Youth Provincial

$

686,547

1,891,651 90,314 5,450

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