Tariff reform consultation 2020-21 open


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 information sessions, surveys, and direct submissions from panel lawyers for topics including:

  • cost-neutral updates to the tariff and block fees and where future increases might be applied, if and when possible
  • making Legal Aid Online more modern and easier to use
  • enabling easier online access to information you need to do legal aid work


Below are resources that were provided to consultation participants to support the online information sessions:

  • Tariff consultations: Criminal law
    PPTX | PDF – December 2020

  • Tariff consultations: Family and child protection
    PPTX | PDF – December 2020

  • Tariff consultations: Immigration & refugee law
    PPTX | PDF – December 2020

  • French language consultation session
    PPTX | PDF – December 2020

Consultation Date

Starts: December 14, 2020 at 12:00am