LAO accepting verbal consent and declaration confirmation for in‑custody applicants, effective Dec. 7, 2020

Published: December 7, 2020

The following is temporary during COVID‑19 disruptions and will be applied to existing and new applications effective Dec. 7, 2020.

As part of Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) continuing response to COVID‑19, we will now accept verbal consent and declaration (C&D) confirmation for in‑custody applications (big case management cases are excluded).

Counsel must still advise LAO of any material changes in clients’ circumstances including financial situation or whether they are being released from custody.