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Submit your eligible account—get paid sooner

Published February 20, 2019

Starting February 24, 2019, certificate accounts eligible for automatic payment will be paid on the first Wednesday or Friday 14 days after they are submitted—instead of the current 21. We are pleased to announce that about 120,000 accounts per year will…

The Legal Aid Ontario Client Portal has launched!

Published December 3, 2018

Clients can now quickly and conveniently complete the following essential tasks online, in either French or English. Complete the Consent & Declaration (C&D) agreement. View all communication with LAO in one place. View personal information. Find a lawyer that accepts…

New process for counsel in-court certificate applications

Published October 9, 2018

Starting October 10, 2018 LAO will allow lawyers to make same‑day legal aid applications for clients who are in custody and in court. To apply, you must be in court and ready to move ahead with a meaningful appearance like a bail hearing or resolution. If your local…

Guaranteed authorization process for bail review pilot

Published September 17, 2018

Beginning Monday, September 17, for a three‑month trial period, authorizations for bail review applications with a medium or strong chance of success will be guaranteed. How it works You can submit the bail review application via Legal Aid Online. While it may take a…

Billing webinar: Using Legal Aid Online

Published February 21, 2019

Join us for a free webinar on how to effectively use the Legal Aid Online billing portal to get paid quickly and accurately. As a bonus, participants will earn one professionalism CPD hour. Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. LSO…

Staying connected to Legal Aid Online

Published January 28, 2019

Stay connected to Legal Aid Online by making sure your email address on file is up to date. If you can’t log in to your account, request a new password through the password reset form on the Legal Aid Online sign‑in page. For extra protection, set up a personal security…

Legal Aid Ontario updates process for restraining order certificates

Published November 5, 2018

As of November, LAO will administer a six‑hour restraining order certificate without the client needing to have another contested issue. As part of this administrative change, LAO will identify the appropriate cases to issue these certificates. More information If you have…

LAO’s website – we want to hear from you!

Published September 19, 2018

Legal Aid Ontario is building a more user‑friendly public website and we need your help to make sure it serves the needs of private bar lawyers. Giving your input is quick and easy: all that’s required is 30 minutes of your time to complete three online feedback…


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