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What is the difference between a certificate cancellation and a certificate termination?

Last updated December 1, 2022

Certificate cancellation Certificate termination What happens? Your legal aid services will end Your legal aid services will end What does it mean? Your certificate has been revoked Your certificate is about to expire When does it happen? Can happen at any point after your certificate was issued Happens three years after your certificate was issued…

How do I request a review of my cancelled or terminated certificate?

Last updated December 1, 2022

You can send your request for review and any documents to the address or fax number listed on your notice of cancellation/termination or send it through the Client Portal. Requests for review usually must be in writing, but LAO staff may take verbal reasons for your request for review if you give us a call….

What do I do if my extension request was refused, and I still need legal aid?

Last updated November 16, 2022

You can request a review of the decision to terminate your legal aid certificate to have Legal Aid Ontario reconsider the final decision to end your certificate. Please note that non-residents cannot request reviews. A non-resident is: A person who resides in another Canadian province A person without status and who has been in Ontario…

What happens after Legal Aid Ontario receives my lawyer’s request for an extension?

Last updated November 16, 2022

You must continue to be financially eligible for legal aid, and may be required to complete a financial reassessment if there is a change to your financial circumstances. If the extension request is approved, a notice with the new termination date will be sent to you and your lawyer. If the extension request is refused,…

What is a certificate termination?

Last updated November 16, 2022

Certificate termination is when your certificate ends. A legal aid certificate has an end date of three years from the date it was issued and will terminate unless the date is extended.

Can Legal Aid Ontario cancel my legal aid certificate after issuing one to me?

Last updated November 16, 2022

Yes, Legal Aid Ontario may cancel your certificate based on the details of your case, your financial eligibility, or both. If you are no longer eligible for legal aid, a notice of Intention to Cancel will be sent to you and your lawyer. The notice will provide an explanation of the reasons why you are…


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