Information for lawyers
Billing Forms & Resources
Accounts, billing and payment forms
Duty counsel statement of account and services
Calculates hours and amounts automatically
Print version: a clean copy to photocopy and completing by hand
Legend for statement of accounts and services
Guaranteed Daily Rate for northern lawyers
Duty counsel/certificate account form (PDF 35 KB)
For printing only - does not perform calculations
Form 50: Criminal certificate account form
Form 51: Civil certificate account form
Online Billing notice
Please note: Legal Aid Online is currently unable to accept forms containing macros
Please note: Legal Aid Online is currently unable to accept forms containing macros; this includes many of our forms such as the Form 50 and 51 for billing accounts which are programmed to make life easy by containing an “automatic adding” macro. If you are having trouble attaching forms to your account, we suggest saving the form as a Rich Text File (RTF). To do this, select “Save as,” and select RTF under the “Save as Type” drop down, which appears under the “File Name.” Ignore the warning message that appears regarding saving macros; the information in your form will not be lost, it will be saved.
If you have the option, you can also “print” the document to a PDF. To check if you have this ability, select “Print,” and see if “Adobe PDF” appears in your list of printers. Select Adobe PDF, and then save the new PDF file to your desktop or folder. If you do not have a PDF writer there are many options available to you, some free and some that you must pay for. For example: PDF Creator (free) and Adobe Acrobat (paid). Legal Aid Ontario does not support or endorse these products.
Disbursement forms & resources
Disbursement authorization forms:
Revised on April 21, 2010
(i.e, not requiring prior approval) - Revised on August 27, 2009
In some cases, where exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated, a discretionary increase in payment of an account may be granted where an account has exceeded the tariff maximum for the certificate. If your account exceeds the tariff maximum, and you want to apply for discretion, attach the appropriate form when submitting the account:
Retroactive discretion request
Use this form to make retroactive requests for discretionary increase on an account, within 60 days of receiving payment of the account.
Request for Review
If you are dissatisfied with the settlement of your account, use this form to request a review. Requests for review should be made within 60 days of payment of the account.
For more information on the use of these forms please refer to our Discretion Guidelines.
Billing and Payment Resources
Annual billing limits - Hardcap: What are billing limits?
Annual billing limits - Hardcap & exemption requests policy framework
If you have any problems accessing the forms or information, please contact us.