Ottawa Divorce .com Forums


User CP

New posts

Advertising

  Ottawa Divorce .com Forums > Main Category > Divorce & Family Law

Divorce & Family Law This forum is for discussing any of the legal issues involved in your divorce.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-28-2020, 10:14 AM
ipodtouch ipodtouch is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 17
ipodtouch is on a distinguished road
Default What is Amicus Curiae?

From what I understand (from what I can find), on the internet, “friend of the court”, is somewhat like legal aid. Paid for by the Office of the Attorney General.

What I don’t understand is how one goes about acquiring one.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-28-2020, 10:48 AM
Kinso Kinso is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 227
Kinso is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

One does not ‘acquire’ an Amicus Curiae. They are appointed by the court in rare circumstances to assist the proceedings. They are more common in criminal proceedings when the accused is mentally unwell, but fit enough to stand trial. The accused might refuse to instruct counsel, so the AC assists to make sure the process is somewhat balanced.

There is precedent for appointment in family cases, but it’s very unusual and is often stems by the judge’s own decision. A ‘run of the mill’ case will not qualify for an AC.

An easy way to think about an AC is a lawyer for the court, not for you or your ex.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:02 AM.