For mental health lawyers

Information for lawyers working on legal aid cases for clients with mental health or addiction issues.

If you are working with clients experiencing mental health or addiction issues, we have information and resources available to help you assist them.

Ontario Review Board (ORB) and Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) matters

Guardianship/Substitute Decision Act (SDA) related matters as of July 7, 2019

Legal aid certificate coverage is available for unrepresented incapable persons in Superior Court when the court directs the Public Guardian and Trustee to arrange for a lawyer, under Section 3 of the SDA.

Legal aid coverage is subject to financial eligibility testing. Please follow up with your legal aid district office if you have a client in need of a guardianship related certificate.

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Accounts and billing

Research and resources

  • LAO Law: Legal Aid Ontario's research department. You must be a registered panel lawyer to use this service.