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Block fee information sessions coming to a city near you

Posted on: Friday, May 20, 2011

Following the introduction of phase 2 of the block fee pilot earlier this week, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is hosting information sessions across the province to further explain block fees, and answer questions from lawyers.

Block fees are fixed fees or rates that LAO pays lawyers for the appropriate resolution of some of the most common criminal charges, instead of an hourly tariff. The second phase of the pilot includes more block-fee eligible charges, and introduces new fee types, which are more responsive to the complexity and cost of criminal matters.

Lawyers interested in attending an information session can register and secure a space by clicking on the city sessions (listed below) they would like to attend. More information about block fees such as online tutorials, scenario examples and frequently asked questions can be found on LAO’s website.

Block fee information session schedule

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
15 Victoria Ave. – Belleville Courthouse

Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
73 Albert St. – Ottawa District Office

Date and location to be determined

Tuesday, June 14 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Northeast District Office, Rainbow Centre Mall
40 Elm St., Unit 271 - Sudbury

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
110 King Street West, Suite 780 – Hamilton District Office

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
20 Dundas St W. – GTA District Office

Thunder Bay
June 1, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
209 Van Norma St – Thunder Bay District Office

Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
308 Second St. S. Suite 6 – Kenora District Office