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Legal Aid Ontario's plea comprehension form is now available online

Friday, October 27, 2017

Legal Aid Ontario's plea comprehension form, designed to facilitate informed guilty pleas, is now available online, as well as in courthouse duty counsel offices across Ontario.

The form—developed after extensive consultation with LAO lawyers and senior defence counsel, members of the criminal bar and judiciary—helps to protect LAO clients and lawyers, and ensures that accused persons, if they decide to do so, enter guilty pleas that are informed.

The plea comprehension form demonstrates LAO's commitment to the highest quality of advocacy and service for our clients.

It is available in English and French.