Tariff & billing

Tariff- pre-authorizations

LAO will increase the number of hours for particular proceedings, effective on certificates issued on or after Nov. 26, 2012, as set out in the charts below.

These tariff pre-authorizations are the result of feedback from the private bar during LAOs province-wide consultations on discretion. They take into account the time that panel criminal and family lawyers actually spend in court. In the past, lawyers routinely requested discretion for these proceedings to compensate for limited tariff hours.

Tariff pre-authorizations by area of law

Criminal law: Summary conviction trials

 

Past tariff

Tariff effective Nov. 26, 2012

First day

Up to 10.5 hours for prep and court attendance time

Up to 10.5 hours for prep and court attendance time

Subsequent days

Up to five hours for each half or full day, including prep and court attendance time

Up to four hours for prep for each half or full day, plus court attendance time

Family law: Child protection status reviews (society to Crown wardship)

 

Past tariff

Tariff effective Nov. 26, 2012

Increase in status reviews and authorization in society to Crown wardship matters

6 hours

12 hours