LAO in Brief

Upcoming purchase order close process

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Occasionally Legal Aid Ontario performs a function called a purchase order close in which completed certificates are archived and unlisted from Legal Aid Online. On February 26, Legal Aid Ontario will initiate a purchase order close for concluded appeals and all cancelled, final billed or terminated certificates that were completed prior to June 1, 2011.

Certificates that will not be closed include:

  • BCM cases
  • PCU cases
  • Appeals pending
  • Cases with accounts in exception
  • Select GATC cases which will first be referred to LSP for review

No action is required on your part. Please note that while accounts older than June 1, 2011 will no longer be visible on Legal Aid Online, you may contact the Lawyer Service Centre to acquire information about any of your previously closed certificates.