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Judge-Led Intensive Case Management Court certificates

Published October 29, 2021

The Judge-Led Intensive Case Management Court (JICMC) is an important initiative, established by partners in the justice system, to eliminate the extensive case backlog as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The JICMC certificates are for the accused who…

LAO to cover cases adjourned to Judge-Led Intensive Case Management Court

Published October 12, 2021

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is covering the cost of a lawyer for those whose matters are more than twelve months old and have had their cases adjourned to Judge‑Led Intensive Case Management Court (JICMC). The JICMC was set up to address the large backlog of cases resulting…

New program to enhance legal aid services for immigration detainees

Published March 16, 2021

Legal Aid Ontario has launched a new program that uses both private practice and LAO staff lawyers to provide legal representation to all unrepresented immigration detainees in their detention review hearings. The Immigration Detention Representation Program (IDRP) is a free…

LASA 2020 has been proclaimed

Published October 18, 2021

The Legal Aid Services Act, 2020 (LASA 2020) has now been proclaimed. The new act allows Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) the opportunity to innovate and modernize both legal aid services and how those services are delivered. Under LASA 2020, LAO has established rules and policies to…

Submit your invoices for virtual bail hearings through Legal Aid Online

Published March 5, 2021

Lawyers can now submit invoices through Legal Aid Online for bail hearings for block fee and tariff matters on certificates issued on or after January 1, 2021. LAO announced that it was doubling compensation for virtual bail hearings last month in recognition of bail…

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