Community legal aid clinics

Clinic compensation increase for 2015/16

The LAO Board has approved a 2% compensation increase for clinics composed of a 1% compensation funding increase retroactive to April 1, 2015 and a 1% pay equity funding adjustment for eligible legal aid clinics for the 2016 calendar year.

Over the past 6 years, clinic compensation funding increases have averaged 3.17%:

Year 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Increase 5.00% 5.00% 3.00% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00%

In 2014, LAO increased the funding maximums for clinic positions to match the new salary maximums of comparable LAO positions, with further increases to the Office Manager and Support Staff maximums in 2015. The new funding maximums effective April 1, 2015 are as follows:

Clinic Positions 2014 funding maximums New 2015 funding maximums
Executive Director $142,000 $142,000
Staff Lawyer $115,000 $115,000
Community Legal Worker $83,000 $83,000
Office Manager $68,613 $69,985
Support Staff $50,231 $51,236