Vol. 5 - July 2011
Unless you've been hiding under a pile of legal files, you'll know that Legal Aid Ontario rolled out the second phase of the block fee program at the end of May. This edition of the LAO Express brings you the highlights of the block fee launch, as well as other news tidbits that we don't want you to miss.
Block fees, block fees, block fees
Eight news stories. A traveling road show. Online seminars. Video tutorials. In-depth billing scenarios. If you have questions about block fees phase 2, there are just a *few* educational options out there. Most recently, we posted a story on the top five things you should know about block fees. Everything block fees-related is available on our website, including:
Payment deposit notices
LAO took another step towards going paperless with the introduction of online deposit notices.
Legal Aid Leader Award
The folks at the Canadian Bar Association have created the Legal Aid Leader Award to “recognize outstanding contributions to access to justice through legal aid.” Nominations are now open.
Improved payment times
Good news from our Lawyer Payments Department! All current and future accounts are now paid to the tariff maximum within 30 days of receipt.