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Information for Lawyers

This section provides links to news, guidelines, forms and many other resources for panel lawyers. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Legal aid panels

Lawyers who represent legal aid clients must belong to the panel(s) for the type(s) of law they practice. The standards for each panel provide the minimum experience and professional development requirements that lawyers must meet. Panel standards help ensure that legal aid clients receive high-quality services. Learn more.

A road map for panel lawyers

We have developed a manual to help guide panel lawyers through their working relationship with Legal Aid Ontario. Please read it closely. It includes details and hyperlinks for all the facts we think you need to provide legal services to LAO clients. Go to A road map for certificate and duty counsel lawyers.

Second chair program

Hands-on training for junior lawyers, paid mentorship opportunities for senior lawyers. Learn more.