LAO issues fourth quarter report

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO’s) fourth quarter (Q4) report for the 2013/14 fiscal year, covering the organization’s activities between January and March 2014, is now available.

Among its highlights:

  • a spotlight on the Independent Legal Advice pilot, which launched in February and then rolled-out province-wide in July
  • the total number of people assisted by duty counsel dropped by 1.2 per cent, consistent with the trend of fewer events being heard at courts
  • 79 per cent of LAO’s clients received a decision on their legal aid application on the same day they applied for legal aid

LAO produces these reports regularly to provide the public with ongoing updates on LAO’s financial position, client services, legal aid certificates and duty counsel services.


Josephine Li
Communications advisor Phone: 416-979-2352 ext. 6015