Minimum experience standards for roster members closed
LASA 2020 consultation: Proposed Policy or Rule.
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is consulting about the proposed minimum experience standards that prospective roster (formerly panel) members must meet to join our roster and be eligible to provide legal aid certificate services and duty counsel services in specific areas of law.
We encourage you to review the consultation materials prior to attending a Zoom session or providing a written submission. Materials include:
- Consultation outline
Overview of our proposed minimum experience standards for roster members.
- Draft minimum experience standards
Outline of our minimum experience standards for roster members.
- Reading lists
Purpose of consultation
We are looking for feedback from our justice partners to help us establish minimum experience standards under the Legal Aid Services Act, 2020. While the consultations are focused on minimum experience standards, we will continue to ensure that our clients receive high-quality legal representation that reflects the unique qualities of each area of law.
It is important that our work is informed by meaningful consultation and dialogue. We hope to consult with as many people as possible and gain the benefit of a broad range of perspectives.
Start: Dec. 13, 2021
End: Jan. 24, 2022
How to participate in the consultations
If you are interested in participating in the consultation, you may provide a written submission, and/or register to attend a virtual Zoom consultation session. LAO will also consult with stakeholders that have expressed an interest in participating.
We will be hosting virtual consultation sessions on Zoom, offered in both English and French, from Jan. 10 to Jan. 21, 2022. To participate, you must register for a session listed below.
You can review the consultation materials and submit your written responses to firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting your responses, please include the subject line: “Written submission – minimum experience standards.”
Join our consultation registry
We are committed to engaging in public consultations to better understand the needs of our clients and enhance service delivery. We value inclusiveness and encourage anyone interested in providing feedback to join our consultation registry to be notified about upcoming consultations. To learn more, visit our website.
Starts: December 13, 2021 at 12:00am
Ends: January 24, 2022 at 10:00am