LAO in Brief

LAO now funding second judicial pre-trials in all provincial courts

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This March, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will be expanding its work with the Ontario Court of Justice, criminal defence bar and the Ministry of the Attorney General on judicial pre-trial (JPT) best practices.

Over the last ten months, LAO has worked with the Ontario Court of Justice, criminal defence bar and the Ministry of the Attorney General on a project to fund matters in participating Ontario Court of Justice locations where a trial is set and a second JPT or substantially similar event has been scheduled.

This pilot has been successful in increasing the number of early resolutions and providing a more accurate estimate of the length of trials. It it will now be expanded province-wide, as of March 1, 2017. Eligible matters at pilot sites will continue to receive the same coverage since the pilot started in April, 2016.

Eligible matters shall receive an authorization for an additional tariff maximum of two hours.

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