CAS Guidelines on Legal Aid - Guidelines on Legal Aid before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (in force as from 1 September 2013) - Appendix B - Sports Arbitration: A Coach for Other Players? - ASA Special Series No. 41
Art. 1 The aim of the present rules, established in accordance with Article S6.9 of the Code of Sports-related Arbitration (hereinafter, the “Code”), is to guarantee the rights of natural persons without sufficient financial means, to defend their rights before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The Guidelines set out the conditions according to which legal aid may be granted.
Art. 2 The Guidelines apply to both ordinary and appeal procedures before the CAS.
Art. 3 The ICAS President decides on requests for legal aid.
Art. 4 The International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) is responsible for financing legal aid before the CAS. To this end, it ensures that the legal aid scheme it creates is sufficiently well-funded.
Art. 5 Legal aid is granted, based on a reasoned request and accompanied by supporting documents, to any natural person provided that his income and assets are not sufficient to allow him to cover the costs of proceedings, without drawing on that part of his assets necessary to support him and his family.
Legal aid will be refused if it is obvious that the applicant's claim or grounds of defence have no legal basis. Furthermore, legal aid will be refused if it is obvious that the claim or grounds of defence are frivolous or vexatious.
Art. 6 According to an applicant’s needs and the decision of the ICAS President, legal aid may apply as follows: