Lawyers and Legal Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are lawyers’ offices still open?

    Many lawyers are working remotely, but are still working. You may have to call around.

  • Can I still apply for Legal Aid?

    Yes you can, but you will have to apply online or by calling 1-866-800-8056.

    View online application.

  • What are Legal Aid’s financial eligibility guidelines?

    Legal Aid Manitoba has increased their financial eligibility guidelines as of April 1, 2020. You can reach Legal Aid at 1-866-800-8056 or online:

    View website.

  • How are lawyers doing business differently as a result of COVID-19?

    Many lawyers are working from home or working remotely. Many lawyers are not seeing clients in person. Lawyers may be meeting with clients by phone or using video-conferencing. There have been changes to how documents have to be witnessed and about client identification. The Land Titles Office is allowing video witnessing of transfers and other documents.