Publications & Resources


Publications & Reources

This page lists manuals, reports and other articles for your review. Go to other resources for more information.

Legal Aid Ontario's new financial eligibility guidelines

On Nov. 1, 2014, LAO will implement the first of three annual six per cent financial eligibility increases for all the certificate and duty counsel services it provides. The 76 community legal clinics funded by LAO will also see their financial eligibility guidelines rise Nov. 1, 2014. These manuals provide detailed information:

Earlier versions of certificate eligibility, duty counsel eligibility and clinic eligibility guidelines, as prescribed by O. Reg. 107/99, are also available.

Response from Bob Ward to Sean Rehagg

July 16, 2014

Response from Bob Ward to Sean Rehagg's resignation from the LAO Immigration and Refugee Law Advisory Committee PDF, 81 KB

LAO clinic compensation funding framework

In preparation for Legal Aid Ontario’s in-person consultations with community and specialty legal clinics in September and October 2012, LAO is releasing this information video on clinic compensation funding.

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LAO to consult with clinics to improve client service

The goal of this paper is to identify improvements to the administration of clinic law that will save money while improving client service. We want to reduce overhead costs like rent, eliminate unnecessary time spent on administration, and create capacity to increase access to justice.
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Legal Aid Ontario transformation

Legal Aid Ontarios modernization strategy improves client services and provides better value for tax payers.
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Legal aid advisory groups

As announced October 8, 2009, five advisory groups were convened to improve the legal aid system, and give advice to the Attorney General. A MAG initiative, the groups looked at how the provinces $150 million investment can support vulnerable Ontarians, and help drive significant justice reforms.

More information on these groups is available on the Transforming LAO Advisory Group page.


Fact sheets and backgrounders are easy to access summaries of Legal Aid Ontario's programs and activities. They are handy for fact checking and as reference materials.
LAO Factsheets

Government Acts and Regulations

Articles and other published features

Journal of Law and Social Policy
Volume 22 - 2009
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Dont Get Enough Credit? The Need for an Impartial Consumer Credit Report Appeal Tribunal in Ontario
Kent Glowinski

A Closer Look at Seemingly Pro-Tenant Provisions in the Residential Tenancies Act
Mary Truemner

Deference versus Security of Tenure: Eviction of Residents of Subsidized Housing Co-operatives at the Superior Court of Justice for Ontario, 19922009
Jeff Schlemmer

Age Discrimination and Income-Security Benefits: The Long Retreat from Ttreault-Gadoury?
Mel Cousins

A Tale of Marginalization: Comparing Workers with Disabilities in Canada and the United States
Ravi Malhotra

But Only on a Question of Law: Examining the Scope of Appellate Review of the Landlord and Tenant Board
Toby Young

Inadequacies of the Humanitarian and Compassionate Procedure for Abused Immigrant Spouses
Heather Neufeld

To Serve Some and Protect Fewer: The Toronto Police Services Policy on Non-Status Victims and Witnesses of Crimes
Abigail Deshman

Book Review
The First Women Lawyers: A Comparative Study of Gender, Law and the Legal Professions by Mary Jane Mossman
The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map by Ursula M. Franklin
Reviewed by Linda Gehrke

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Lawyers working with Legal Aid can find more information on topics such as Panel Standards and Post-Payment Examination in our Information for lawyers section.

For more on Legal Aid Ontario, its history and operations please refer to the About LAO section.