66. The director general shall issue a certificate of eligibility to each person to whom legal aid is granted.
However, he shall issue only one certificate to the parties to an agreement who are granted legal aid for the legal services described in paragraph 1.1 of section 4.7.
The form and content of the certificate is determined by regulation.
The certificate must be delivered by the recipient without delay to his advocate or notary, who shall file it in the record of the court or, as the case may be, at the registry office.
The certificate is valid only for the period, dispute, proceeding or legal service determined by the director general.
A further application for legal aid must be made for each remedy exercised before an authority, including in appeal.
Where a person has been declared financially eligible for contributory legal aid, the issue at a later time of one or more certificates of eligibility to that recipient for the same matter does not oblige the recipient to pay a further contribution.
1972, c. 14, s. 66; 1996, c. 23, s. 30; 2012, c. 20, s. 40.