30. A person requiring legal services shall apply therefor personally, unless he is prevented from doing so, in which case the application for legal aid may be submitted, in his name or for his benefit, by his tutor, his curator, a mandatary fulfilling the protection mandate, a relative or a friend.
If the application for legal aid is aimed at obtaining the institution or review of protective supervision for a third party, the homologation or revocation of the protection mandate given by that person or the custody of that person against his will in a health or social services institution or his psychiatric examination, the person making the application for the third party is deemed to be financially eligible where such third party is himself financially eligible for legal aid.
O.C. 1073-96, s. 30; O.C. 1454-97, s. 17; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).