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COVID‑19: Update from Legal Aid Ontario and message to lawyers

Published March 26, 2020

As part of our ongoing response to the COVID‑19 pandemic, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is working to offer more business support and information to lawyers. We are committed to instituting interim business solutions, and are eager to work with you while cooperating with the…

LAO expands Family Case Management program in three‑year pilot

Published February 4, 2020

As of February 3, 2020, LAO’s Family Case Management program is expanding to include: family or domestic cases likely to cost more than $12,000, including fees and disbursements child protection cases likely to cost more than $8,000, including fees and disbursements This is in…

AODA Training (Free EDI CPD Credit)

Published November 20, 2019

In addition to Legal Aid Ontario’s own commitment to accessibility, LAO is required by law to be compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

COVID-19 Expanded detention review hearing representation services

Published March 25, 2020

In recognition of the high risk that detained clients may face from the COVID-19 pandemic, our refugee law offices are giving priority to legal services for clients in immigration detention. Staff counsel in Toronto and Hamilton are available to provide detention review hearing…

Complete your annual panel lawyer self‑report by March 31, 2020

Published January 31, 2020

The annual self‑report for panel lawyers is now available in the Personal Info section of Legal Aid Online. You must complete your self‑report by March 31, 2020 to renew membership on legal aid panels, confirm ongoing compliance with panel standards, and update…

New coverage for PRRA hearing preparation and attendance

Published December 4, 2019

Following Bill C-97 amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that now require mandatory hearings in some pre-removal risk assessments, LAO will now cover all clients with a PRRA certificate who are scheduled for a PRRA hearing.

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