Block fees: Forms

These forms streamline and simplify requests for amendments to criminal block fee certificates. These forms can be completed online, printed and faxed to LAO. The forms cover three areas:

Solicitors who have an active portal ID can submit an electronic request to add additional charges, make changes to an existing certificate or request a new certificate due to charges proceeding separately. Those who do not have a portal ID may complete the manual request form, print and fax it to the number shown on the bottom of the form.

Request to add charges, to change an existing certificate or to request a new certificate for charges proceeding separately

Request to add charges, to change an existing certificate or to request a new certificate for charges proceeding separately

If you have an open and active certificate and need to add additional charges, make changes or request a new certificate due to charges proceeding separately, complete the required fields, print and fax to the number indicated at the bottom of the form.

Please note: certificates may be amended within 12 months of the issuance date (beyond 12 months for administration of justice charges), provided that charges are being heard together.

Request for a mental health authorization

Request for a mental health authorization

This authorization, available for block fee certificates issued after May 30, 2011, may be granted when the certificate is issued if there is an identifiable history of mental health issues. If the authorization is not granted when the certificate is issued, it may be requested. Lawyers can request authorization when, for example:

  • the client has a fitness hearing
  • the is appearing in Mental Health court
  • counsel has been appointed under section 85(2) of LASA
  • there is a community treatment order in place; or,
  • the court has signed a Form 48.

Complete the required fields, print and fax to the number indicated at the bottom of the form.

Request for Gladue authorization

Request for Gladue authorization

If your client has self-identified as Aboriginal, and authorization for a Gladue submission is required, complete the required fields, then print and fax to the number indicated at the bottom of the form.