2023 Lawyer Self-Report
Published: January 3, 2024
The annual self-report for 2023 opens on Jan. 3, 2024.
As in previous years, the 2023 LAO Lawyer Self-Report is available through Legal Aid Online. All roster members who have been a member of the Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) roster for the entirety of the 2023 calendar year are required to complete and submit an LAO Lawyer Self-Report. The self-report will automatically appear for roster members who are required to submit it.
Please complete and submit your 2023 LAO Lawyer Self-Report by March 31, 2024 to maintain your membership on the LAO roster.
New for 2023
LAO has made several changes to the 2023 LAO Lawyer Self-Report, these include:
- Improvements to the layout of questions to improve user experience;
- Addition of new compliance related questions;
- New functionality to collect and update lawyer language information; and
- New functionality to gather information about interest in mentorship.
Ontario Review Board – New Minimum Experience Requirements
Beginning January 1, 2024, LAO will be implementing new minimum experience requirements for roster members providing Legal Aid Services before the Ontario Review Board (ORB).
Development of the new ORB Minimum Experience Requirements was completed in consultation with stakeholders and reflects LAO’s commitment to ensuring high-quality, cost-effective legal aid services in accordance with LAO’s statutory mandate.
Roster members currently authorized on the ORB Roster will be automatically transitioned to the new minimum experience requirements by submitting their 2023 LAO Lawyer Self-Report.