Legal Aid

Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to afford an attorney when they are accused of committing a crime, but it is every citizen’s right to a fair trial. Legal Aid Manitoba provides legal services for those who cannot afford to pay for representation on their own.

Legal Aid Manitoba works by accessing an individual’s eligibility and the severity of the criminal charges that they face to determine whether they can receive legal help pro bono. To qualify, you must fill out an application and pay a $25 fee. If you are a full-time student, on social assistance, or a youth offender, then the fee might be waived, and your eligibility will still be assessed.

The following is a chart of financial requirements:

Family Size

Gross Family Income













More than 6



To be considered for Legal Aid Manitoba, you must provide the following information and documentation:

  • Any and all documents that you have been given about your case, which include any Court Orders or Police Reports relating to the charges
  • The schedule for your next court date
  • The most recent three pay stubs that you have from your place of employment, or a copy of your most recent Canadian tax return
  • For those who are on public assistance, you must provide proof by submitting your case number and identification


Since the law firm of believes that every citizen in Manitoba has the right to representation no matter what their financial situation is, they give back to the community by taking on cases pro bono to ensure that everyone receives a fair trial and an excellent defense.