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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…

LAO to help healthcare workers apply for permanent residence

Published January 18, 2021

Refugee claimants who work as frontline healthcare workers may now be able to get help from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) to apply for permanent residence. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) started a new program called “Healthcare Workers Permanent Residence…

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…

Complete your annual panel lawyer self-report by March 31, 2021

Published February 1, 2021

The annual self-report for panel lawyers is now available in the Personal Info section of Legal Aid Online. Complete yours by March 31, 2021 to renew your legal aid panel membership, confirm ongoing compliance with panel standards, and to update your panel standing. In…

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