The New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission is a publicly funded and accountable institution. It operates at arm’s length from the government to ensure a balanced and impartial system of justice for the people of New Brunswick. Though mostly publicly funded, additional funds are received from the New Brunswick Law Foundation and fees/recoveries from clients.

The Commission operates under the framework of the Legal Aid Act and Regulations.

The Public Trustee receives its authority under the Public Trustee Act.