4.4. Legal aid shall be granted, to the extent determined by the provisions of this subdivision and the regulations, for services rendered before an action is brought, in particular during participation in private dispute prevention and resolution processes aimed at avoiding referral of disputes to the courts and for matters brought or to be brought before a court. It may be granted at any stage of the process or proceedings, in first instance or in appeal. It may be granted, to the same extent, in respect of proceedings in execution.
Legal aid may also be granted for legal services described in section 4.10 and, by way of exception, for legal services described in section 4.13.
1996, c. 23, s. 6; 2020, c. 12, s. 1611.