Minimum experience standards for roster members closed

LASA 2020 consultation: Proposed Policy or Rule.

Overview 

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.    

Consultation materials 

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.   

Consultation dates 

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. 

Zoom sessions

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.  

English:

French:

Written submissions 

You can review the consultation materials and submit your written responses to consultation@lao.on.ca. 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.  

Consultation Date

Starts: December 13, 2021 at 12:00am

Ends: January 24, 2022 at 10:00am

Contact Details

consultation@lao.on.ca