The Legal Aid Fund, which benefits the charitable public purpose of providing financial assistance to legal aid societies that operate within the state, includes proceeds from filing fee surcharges that include:
- $26 on new civil actions
- $15 on transfer cases from small claims to municipal
- $15 on juvenile court actions involving custody, visitation & parentage
- $11 on small claims
Unlike past changes to the legal aid surcharge, there is no "sunset" provision - these changes are permanent law.
For your information and use, please use this checklist to ensure that your court is properly collecting and remitting this surcharge to the treasurer of state.