Legal Aid in New Brunswick
Welcome to the New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission (NBLASC) website. The NBLASC provides legal assistance to low income individuals for certain family and criminal matters. Our experienced staff is committed to assisting you in every way we can.
We are pleased to announce the implementation of our new financial eligibility criteria for Criminal Law and Family Law certificate services. Similar to other jurisdictions across Canada financial eligibility is now determined using an Income Grid defining income brackets per household size. For more information on our new criteria, click on “Criminal Matters” below and look for the heading “Criminal Trial Services” or click on “Family Matters” below and look for the heading “Family Legal Aid”.
The following is an overview of Legal Aid services, it is not a complete list of what is, and is not covered, so be sure to contact your local Legal Aid office about your specific situation.
On July 1, 2012, the Office of the Public Trustee transferred from the Department of Justice and Attorney General to the NBLASC.
The Public Trustee of New Brunswick protects the financial and personal interests of the elderly, the mentally challenged, children, missing or deceased persons, when there is no one else able and willing to do so.
The following is an overview of Public Trustee services, it is not a complete list of what is, and is not covered, so be sure to contact the Office of the Public Trustee about your specific situation.