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New live chat feature for general public

Published June 23, 2022

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is launching a live chat feature to allow website visitors to send general inquiries to a live agent from Monday to Friday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The chat will be available in both English and French. During the pilot phase of this project, users will…

Masks required of all visitors to Legal Aid Ontario offices

Published April 1, 2022

As of April 4, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will begin to transition back to in-person services. We are currently assessing the safest means of providing our services in our physical workspaces. We request that anyone visiting a legal aid office wear a mask at all times until further…

New forms available to apply for legal aid on behalf of your clients

Published February 10, 2022

New lawyer assisted application forms are now available in the coverage areas of child protection proceedings, family law proceedings (where the applicant is experiencing domestic violence), and immigration and refugee proceedings. You may find these new forms linked below:…

Updated transcription rates for roster members

Published April 11, 2022

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has amended the rates for billing transcription disbursements and now requires roster members to follow specific guidelines when ordering transcripts, following the introduction of updated rates for court transcription services pursuant to…

Legal Aid Online unavailable on March 31 and April 2, 2022

Published March 28, 2022

Please be advised that I.T. will be completing some system maintenance on the following days: Thursday, March 31, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, April 2, from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. During the maintenance period, Legal Aid Online and the solicitor portal will…

Complete your annual lawyer self-report by March 31, 2022

Published January 31, 2022

The annual self-report for roster lawyers is now available in the Personal Info section of Legal Aid Online. Legal Aid Services Act, 2020 On Oct. 18, 2021, the Legal Aid Services Act 2020 (LASA 2020) came into force. It replaces the Legal Aid Services Act 1998…

Reminder: Apply for legal aid on behalf of your clients

Published January 14, 2022

Due to the COVID conditions impacting clients, lawyers will continue to be able to apply for legal aid on behalf of clients charged with a criminal offense. For in-custody applications, LAO has temporarily expanded the application to include charges which may be eligible for big…

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