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Past media enquiries

LAO Newsroom

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) posts responses to media enquiries on the organizations external website to:

  • increase transparency as disclosure of information is shared publicly
  • provide an information resource for other interested reporters or stakeholders

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June



April

Response to enquiry on legal aid changes on immigration/refugee cases
LAO's response to an enquiry from the Toronto Star regarding legal aid changes for immigration/refugee cases
- Friday, April 5, 2013



February

Response to 'Days numbered for legal service' Toronto Star article
LAO's response to the recent Toronto Star article, "Days numbered for legal service that offers lifeline to poor, vulnerable"
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013



January

Response to the Toronto Star
LAO's response to a commentary in the January 9th Toronto Star
- Wednesday, January 9, 2013



2012


August

Response to the Law Times
LAO recently responded to a media request for an article that appeared in the August 27th edition of the Law Times.
- Wednesday, August 29



July

Response to Chronicle Journal
LAO's response to an article in the July 12th edition of the Chronicle Journal
- Tuesday, July 24

Response to Lawyers Weekly article
LAO's response to 'Legal Aid pay rules slammed' - an article in The Lawyers Weekly, July 6th edition.
- Monday, July 9

Response to Lawyers Weekly enquiry
LAO's response to in enquiry from The Lawyers Weekly regarding discretion.
- Wednesday, July 4



June

Response to National Post
LAO recently responded to a reference made about legal aid in the National Posts June 9 article, Courting disaster? The long, long wait for justice in Ontario.
- Friday, June 15



April

LAO services on track
Letter to the editor in response to article in the March 19th edition of Law Times
- Tuesday, April 17



March

LAO highlights long-term strategy
Letter to the editor in response to article in the February 13th edition of Law Times
- Tuesday, March 12



February

Legal Aid offers high-quality service
Response to article in the February 9th edition of the Barrie Examiner
- Tuesday, February 21



2011

December

LAO responds to questions about legal aid in northern Ontario
Response to questions received from CBC Points North on December 1st.
- Wednesday, December 7


November

Letter to the editor regarding 'Toronto lawyers less likely to take legal aid cases'
Letter to the editor in response to an November 22nd article in the Toronto Star
- Wednesday, November 23

Response to questions about legal aid accessibility
Legal Aid Ontario provided information to Radio Canada in response to an enquiry received regarding legal aid accessibility.
- Wednesday, November 16


September

Response to questions about immigration/refugee costs
Legal Aid Ontario provided information to the Toronto Sun in response to an enquiry received August 23,2011
- Friday, September 16


April

LAO speaks to the Ottawa Bar
In November 2010, President and CEO Bob Ward met with family lawyers in Ottawa to address some of the questions they had about practices and processes at Legal Aid Ontario(LAO).
- Thursday, April 21

Response to questions about LAOs Complex Case Rate
LAO provided information to the Law Times in response to an enquiry received APril 6, 2011
- Friday, April 15

Big Cases: LAO responds to questions from the Globe and Mail
Legal Aid Ontario provided the following information in response to an enquiry received March 3, 2011
- Friday, April 14


February

Response to questions about certificates issued
LAO provided information to the Toronto Star in response to an enquiry received February 4, 2011
- Friday, February 4

Response to questions about LAO's block fees pilot
LAO provided information to the Law Times in response to an enquiry received January 17, 2011
- Tuesday, February 1


2010

September

Legal Aid Ontario outlines planning for potential Tamil refugee claimants
LAO provided information to Lawyers Weekly in response to an enquiry received September 1, 2010
- Wednesday, September 8


August

LAO queries veracity of Toronto Sun articles refugee cost claim
Letter to the Editor of the Toronto Sun re: "Welfare tab to grow for Tamil refugees!"
- Friday, August 20


June

Response to questions about Lawyer Services and Payments
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) provided information to the Toronto Star in response to questions about LAOs Lawyer Services and Payments department.
- Tuesday, June 22

LAO's transformation in Brantford
Response to enquiries from the Brantford Expositor regarding LAO services in Brantford
- Thursday, June 3


May

LAO Letter to the Editor - Law Times
Re: Law Times commentary - "LAO introduces 'diabolically comprehensive' block fees: Conway"
- Wednesday, May 26

LAO Letter to the Editor - The Guelph Mercury
Re: Guelph Mercury article - "Closing carries a heavy price"
- Wednesday, May 26

LAO Letter to the Editor - Standard Freeholder
Re: Standard Freeholder article - "Legal Aid cutbacks will hurt most vulnerable"
- Wednesday, May 26

LAO's transformation in Guelph
Re: Guelph Mercury article Guelph legal aid office closing
- Thursday, May 13

LAO's expanded phone and web services
Re: May 10 Law Times article LAO vows to fix 'unacceptable' hotline wait
- Monday, May 10


April

Legal aid in Northeastern Ontario
Re: April 14th North Bay Nugget article - "Dismantling legal aid"
- Wednesday, April 14

Civil coverage and clinic services
Re: April 10th Toronto Star article - "Legal aid cuts funding for civil cases"
- Monday, April 12

LAO top billers
Re: Enquiry aout the top 10 lawyers in terms of billing LAO
- Wednesday, April 7

LAO courthouse location in North Bay
Re: April 7th North Bay Nugget article - "Delay to open new legal aid office slows court process"
- Tuesday, April 6

Clinic Resource Office (CRO)
Re: April 12th Law Times article - "Clinics sounding alarm on resource office cutbacks"
- Monday, April 5


March

North York Family Law Service Centre
Response to enquiries regarding the North York Family Law Service Centre
- Friday, March 5


February

Improvements to family law services
Response to questions from the Toronto Star about the North York Family Law Service Centre and similar facilities
- Monday, February 25

Lawyers billings daily and annual limits, LAO hardcap
Response to enquires detailing LAOs standards and practices
- Friday, February 19