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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…

Upcoming purchase order close process

Published May 28, 2018

Occasionally Legal Aid Ontario performs a function called a purchase order close in which completed certificates are archived and unlisted from Legal Aid Online. On May 27, Legal Aid Ontario will initiate a purchase order close for concluded appeals and all cancelled, final…

Become an LAO advisor on complex criminal matters

Published April 5, 2018

If you’re an experienced criminal lawyer who’s interested in advising Legal Aid Ontario on cases that are either factually or legally complex, then we want to hear from you. We have an advisory committee made up of criminal lawyers who: review written materials…

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…

Register now for the 2018 Refugee Law Office Conference!

Published May 23, 2018

All-day event on June 27th, in‑person and online 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) Refugee Law Office (RLO) is pleased to present the 2018 Refugee Law Office Conference, taking place at a new venue, the Jackman Law…

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