Download Word template package

You can download the Word templates as a single package and install them on your computer. Read the technical requirements below before you start downloading the Word template package.

Technical requirements

You will need at least Windows XP or later and Microsoft Office Word 2003 or later for support (Microsoft no longer supports previous versions).

The Word templates are not tested on Mac computers.

The download time may take 5-15 minutes, depending on your internet connection.

How to download the Word template package

Word templates package - version 18(external link)

  1. If you plan to install straight away – close all applications you have open (especially Microsoft Word and Outlook)
  2. Click on the ‘Download’ link at the bottom of the page
  3. You will then be asked what you would like to do with this file. Select ‘Save this program to disk’
  4. A menu will display with your directory on it, for you to select a location to save the installation program file to
  5. Select ‘Desktop’ then click ‘Save’ and the file will download onto your desktop (on some browsers, eg Chrome, you may not have a ‘Save’ option – select ‘Run’ to complete the download)
  6. Click on the icon that should now be on your desktop ‘Legal Aid Templates Version 18’. This will open up the installation program, which will guide you through the process.
  7. You may need to restart your computer to complete the installation.

Important: Once you have installed the forms on your computer do not move them. When you run Microsoft Word it will be looking for them in the location you chose when you ran the installation program.

Your legal aid forms menu

In Word 2007 and 2010, you will find the legal aid forms under ‘Add Ins’ in your toolbar in Microsoft Word.

In earlier versions of Word, the menu bar will display in a ribbon immediately below the file menu and toolbar display.

Having trouble downloading?

Read the frequently asked questions for help


Although these forms have been completed using anti-virus software, the Ministry does not warrant them to be virus-free. The Ministry will not accept any liability for any damage, loss or other consequence whatsoever arising from the receipt or use of these forms

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