Submit your invoices for virtual bail hearings through Legal Aid Online

Temporary support part of COVID-19 response

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 hearings taking significantly longer to prepare for and conduct during COVID‑19.

This temporary support is part of LAO’s COVID‑19 response and not intended as a permanent increase.

The increase acknowledges counsel’s important work and dedication to effective representation of LAO clients at bail, and highlights our commitment to vulnerable, Indigenous and racialized clients who are overrepresented in custody and on remand.

For further information, contact Simone Bern, staff lawyer, Policy and Strategic Research.