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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)  The 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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