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Appellate practice

The Court Appointed Lawyer in Criminal Appeals

In some cases, the Legal Services Society will not provide a legal aid lawyer to represent an accused where a criminal matter is appealed to the British Columbia Court of Appeal. The reasons for this vary, but the most common one is where the LSS determines that the accused has little chance of success on appeal. However, there is another way to obtain free legal representation.

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SCC Decision: September 14, 2007

Alliance for Marriage and Family v. A.A., 2007 SCC 40
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(Standing / Supreme Court Rules)

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