A-14 - Act respecting legal aid and the provision of certain other legal services

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61.1. In a penal or criminal case that is expected to be long and complex owing, among other things, to the anticipated length of the trial, the number of accused, the number and nature of the accusations, the nature of the evidence, the time required to hear the preliminary motions, whether announced or anticipated, as mentioned in the minutes of the pre-hearing conference or the court record, or owing to the length of the investigation leading to the laying of charges, only the Commission shall decide whether a recipient may benefit from the professional services of an advocate in accordance with sections 83.3 to 83.7 and 83.9 to 83.12, and, if so, what the fee structure applicable to the advocate’s services is to be.
Sections 56 and 57 do not apply for the purposes of this section.
2010, c. 12, s. 23.