LASA 2020 glossary
Amending Rules: A set of amendments to the Legal Aid Services Rules (“the Rules”) made by the Board. Such amendments may add new rules or amend or revoke existing rules.
After the Board makes a set of Amending Rules, a citation, consisting of the year and an assigned number, is applied to the Amending Rules (e.g., Rule 2022/1 for the first set of amendments made by the Board in 2022).
Amending Rules are accessible from the Rules and Policies homepage on the LASA 2020 website and are cited and hyperlinked in the Consolidated Rules.
Board: The Board of Directors of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO).
Board resolution: The legal instrument that the Board uses to make the Rules or Amending Rules.
Coming into force date: The date on which the Rules or Amending Rules take effect. The coming into force section is found at the end of Amending Rules and states when the amendments take effect (“come into force”). It may state that the Amending Rules come into force on the date on which the Board makes them or on a different specified date or in specified circumstances. Different provisions of Amending Rules may come into force on different dates. If Amending Rules have no coming into force section, by default they come into force on the day on which they are made by the Board, or, in the case of Amending Rules that require Ministerial approval under subsection 46(7) of LASA 2020, on the day on which the Minister approves them.
Consolidated Rules: A version of the Rules that contains all amendments made to the Rules as of the date of consolidation.
The LASA 2020 website hosts two types of consolidated Rules: (1) the Consolidated Rules, and (2) the Point-in-time Rules. The following types of provisions are omitted from consolidations:
- amending provisions that amend or revoke rules or that add new rules
- coming into force provisions
- rules that have been revoked
Date of consolidation: The date on which the last amendment to the Rules came into force and as of which the current consolidation is an accurate statement of the Rules. The date of consolidation is indicated on the top of the first page of each current and historical version of the Consolidated Rules and is expressed in the following format: YYYY-MM-DD.
LASA 2020: The Legal Aid Services Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 11, Sch. 15
LASA 2020 policies: Policies that are made by the Board under LASA 2020
LASA 2020 website: https://www.legalaid.on.ca/lasa2020/lasa-2020-rules-and-policies/
Last amendment: The last set of Amending Rules whose amendments have been incorporated into the Consolidated Rules. This is identified by the citation for the Amending Rules and can be found on the top left of the first page of the Consolidated Rules.
Point-in-time Rules: Previous versions of the Consolidated Rules, which have been superseded by the version that includes the last amendment and which are kept for historical reasons. The Point-in-time Rules are accessible on the LASA 2020 website so that LAO’s stakeholders and other members of the public may access previous versions of the Rules. The in-force dates of a given version of the Point-in-time Rules are expressed in the following format: YYYY-MM-DD to YYYY-MM-DD.
Rules history: A chronological list of all Amending Rules that are reflected in and incorporated into the current Consolidated Rules. The Rules history comprises the list of those Amending Rules, identified by their citations and found on the top left of the first page of the Consolidated Rules.