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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 4.12

Referral for legal assistance

             (1)  The Court may refer a party to a lawyer for legal assistance by issuing a referral certificate, in accordance with Form 9.

             (2)  When making a referral under subrule (1), the Court may take the following matters into account:

                     (a)  the means of the party;

                     (b)  the capacity of the party to otherwise obtain legal assistance;

                     (c)  the nature and complexity of the proceeding;

                     (d)  any other matters the Court considers appropriate.

             (3)  The referral certificate may state the kind of legal assistance for which the party has been referred.

             (4)  A Registrar will attempt to arrange for the provision of legal assistance in accordance with the referral certificate to a Pro Bono lawyer.



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