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.

Legal Aid Ontario wants to hear from you on new ways to pay lawyers and making Legal Aid Online easier to use.

Purpose of consultation

Starting in December 2020, we will be seeking panel lawyers’ input on:

  • 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

Consultation dates

An online survey and the possibility of making written submissions will follow these sessions at a later date.


  • 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