The Trust applies to lawyers who are licenced to practise law in British Columbia and who, as
determined by the Trustees, have entered into contracts with LABC since April 1, 2019, are devoting a majority of their legal practice to LABC contracts and have financial need or hardship resulting from or arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects. The trust is discretionary and the fund is limited. It is intended to address financial need and hardship arising from a reduction in legal aid income during the pandemic period. The Trustees will compare legal services income from prior periods with that received in the eligibility period. Receipt of benefits will depend on personal circumstances, demonstrated need, and the relative merits of the applications the Trust receives.