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LAO Client portal unavailable August 11 to 14, 2022

Published August 8, 2022

LAO Client Portal will be unavailable from 6 p.m. ET on Aug. 11, 2022 to 11:55 p.m. ET on Aug.14, 2022 due to routine maintenance and system upgrades. Please do not use use the site during this time. During the outage, some services may also be impacted. LAO staff will still…

LASA 2020 has been proclaimed

Published October 18, 2021

The Legal Aid Services Act, 2020 (LASA 2020) has now been proclaimed. The new act allows Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) the opportunity to innovate and modernize both legal aid services and how those services are delivered. Under LASA 2020, LAO has established rules and policies to…

Masks required of all visitors to Legal Aid Ontario offices

Published April 1, 2022

As of April 4, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will begin to transition back to in-person services. We are currently assessing the safest means of providing our services in our physical workspaces. We request that anyone visiting a legal aid office wear a mask at all times until further…

Lois Cromarty receives 2021 Sidney B. Linden Award

Published February 11, 2022

Lois Cromarty, executive director of the Northumberland Community Legal Centre, is the recipient of the Sidney B. Linden Award for 2021. The Sidney B. Linden Award is given by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) to exceptional individuals who help low‑income Ontarians in the pursuit of…

LAO to cover cases adjourned to Judge-Led Intensive Case Management Court

Published October 12, 2021

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is covering the cost of a lawyer for those whose matters are more than twelve months old and have had their cases adjourned to Judge‑Led Intensive Case Management Court (JICMC). The JICMC was set up to address the large backlog of cases resulting…

Call for 2021 nominations for the Sidney B. Linden Award

Published September 27, 2021

It’s time to send in your nominations for the Sidney B. Linden Award! The deadline for submission is Friday, November 12, 2021, at 5 p.m. The award is named after Justice Sidney B. Linden, the first chair of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), who has been involved with legal…


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