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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…

Congratulations to Avvy Go on her Federal Court appointment

Published August 19, 2021

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) congratulates Avvy Go, former clinic director at Chinese and Southeast Asian Clinic (CSALC), on her appointment as a judge of the Federal Court in early August 2021. “Justice Go’s contributions in helping disadvantaged communities are numerous,”…

Need legal aid? Now you can apply online!

Published May 17, 2021

Starting May 17, 2021, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will allow certain people to apply online and all clients will now have access to new features on a client‑only site. In this first phase, online applications will be available to people with specific immigration/refugee,…

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…

COVID-19: Emergency legal aid services set to change

Published May 3, 2021

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is setting new temporary financial eligibility thresholds for domestic violence and child protection matters that will come into effect May 3, 2021 until September 30, 2021 for non‑Indigenous applicants. Financial eligibility criteria for…


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