Lawyers & legal professionals
This section provides information and links to news, documents, contacts and many other resources for legal professionals.
COVID-19: Ongoing list of supports for lawyers
Information and support for lawyers providing legal aid services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Changes to policies and certificate coverage
In 2019, LAO changed the way we fund, provide and manage legal services. For a recap of those changes, please review: Changes to policies and certificate coverage.
Information and updates for lawyers and legal professionals providing services to LAO clients.
LASA 2020 process updates for lawyers
Lawyers are expected to familiarize themselves with the Policies and process changes affecting the work that they do.
Accounts and billing
Resources to help roster lawyers with billing, from deadlines and payment schedules to submitting accounts and more.
To access your account, log into the lawyer portal via legalaidonline.on.ca.
To access high quality research services to lawyers acting for legally aided clients, log into LAO LAW via research.legalaid.on.ca
For questions or concerns about billing, contact the Lawyer Service Centre.
Resources by area of law
Resources for lawyers providing legal aid services on criminal, family or immigration and refugee law cases, working with individuals experiencing mental health or addiction issues, or with Aboriginal clients.
Do legal aid work
Interested in doing legal aid work? This page provides information on how to become a legal aid service provider with LAO.