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Lawyers’ pay rates to increase April 1, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Private bar lawyers who represent legal aid clients will again see their hourly pay rates increase by five per cent, on April 1, 2014. This increase in rates includes block fees.

These changes to the tariff are in accordance with the January 2010 Memorandum of Understanding, signed by LAO, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the Ministry of the Attorney General.


The new rates effective April 1, 2014 for all areas except Northern Ontario are as follows*

Effective

Previous rate

New rate effective April 1, 2014

Lawyer rate tier 1 $98.99 $103.94
Lawyer rate tier 2 $111.36 $116.93
Lawyer rate tier 3 $123.74 $129.93
Complex Criminal Case rate $141.75 $148.84

The new tariff rate effective April 1, 2014 for Northern Ontario is as follows*:

Effective

Previous rate

New rate effective April 1, 2014

Lawyer rate tier 1 $108.89 $114.33
Lawyer rate tier 2 $122.50 $128.63
Lawyer rate tier 3 $136.11 $142.93
Complex Criminal Case rate $155.93 $163.72

*As of April 1, 2014, the Guaranteed Daily Rate (GDR) is $1,125.68


Questions?


For questions or further information, please contact:

Lawyer Service Centre
Telephone: 416 979-9934
Toll free: 1-866-979-9934
Fax: 416 979-7326
Email: pl-lsc@lao.on.ca