53. Accounts: Every legal aid centre and office shall maintain, through its director general or the person to whom the powers of the director general have been delegated in accordance with the second paragraph of section 50 of the Act, as the case may be, a trust account for all the sums of money received from a recipient for a third party or from a third party for a recipient. Administration and remittal of those sums shall be subject to the provisions of the Règlement sur la comptabilité et les normes d’exercice professionnel des avocats (chapter B-1, r. 5) or the Regulation respecting trust accounting by notaries (chapter N-3, r. 5).
Every centre shall also maintain, through the director general, an account at a financial institution into which it shall deposit the contributions received from recipients eligible for contributory legal aid, excluding the administrative expenses referred to in section 26 of the Regulation respecting legal aid (chapter A-14, r. 2). The sums deposited into that account may be withdrawn only progressively as legal services are dispensed to the recipient.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-14, r. 1, s. 53; O.C. 1211-96, s. 17; O.C. 1453-97, s. 15.