Upcoming Consultations

Tariff reform consultation 2020-21

Last updated July 27, 2021

Overview Updating the way we pay lawyers is an important part of modernizing Ontario’s legal aid system, makes LAO more responsive to community needs, and puts our clients at the centre of everything we do. Since December 2020 we have been collecting feedback through online…

Clinic modernization 2020‑21

Last updated January 21, 2021

New framework for the delivery of legal aid services by community legal clinics Overview With the passing of the Legal Aid Services Act, 2020, LAO must implement a clear framework for the delivery of legal aid services by community legal clinics serving communities throughout…

Past Consultations

Clinic law services strategic direction

Last updated December 23, 2019

The paper, Clinic Law Services Strategic Direction, outlines the key objectives and principles that will underpin how the future of clinic law will be further developed to ensure the best possible client service in the most cost-effective ways. The paper outlines four overriding…

LAO support for clinic leasing and leasehold improvement

Last updated May 13, 2020

LAO has released a discussion paper that proposes to fund clinics’ annual leasing and leasehold improvement costs based on the 2013 Ministry of Infrastructure Realty Policy space standards. This is a new funding model for clinic lease and leasehold improvement costs, and…

Community legal clinic performance measures

Last updated December 23, 2019

In July 2016, Legal Aid Ontario updated the clinic performance measures examples and charts document to provide more definitions and descriptions for the performance measures. Performance measures examples of charts and reports, updated July 2016 In October 2015, Legal Aid…

Domestic Violence Strategy

Last updated February 11, 2020

Overview: LAO has committed to developing a multi-year, multi-faceted, province-wide domestic violence strategy that will build upon the services and supports that LAO already has in place. The strategy will enable LAO to: better identify and prioritize the complex intersecting…

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