It's not just about taking a certificate anymore!
Gone are the days of compicated processes. We strive to make it easy for Roster lawyers to do business with us. Legal Aid Alberta has developed innovative ways in which the private bar can become involved in the LAA program.
Counsel ConnectionThe Counsel Connection is an online web community for lawyers who are involved in the LAA program. It provides up-to-date information on what’s new at LAA, access to all the tools and resources you need to be successful with your LAA clients, and news and events that are of interest to lawyers. To gain full access to the Counsel Connection you must be a member of the LAA roster.
Legal Aid Alberta is pleased to offer roster lawyers and legal assistants a new online program that makes billing for legal aid accounts easier. The e-Bill program operates on a simplified process that ensures less time is spent billing for accounts and that payments are received sooner. e-Bill has the power to eliminate the need for tariff memorization, time-consuming paper bill processes and costly archives necessary for retaining paper records. e-Bill was custom-designed to be user-friendly, and the Taxation department will remain an important and easy-to-reach contact should further assistance be needed.
A New and Simplified Legal Aid Alberta Tariff
Recruitment and retention of our Roster is of vital importance and is for Legal Aid Alberta. It is our hope that the changes to our tariff will make it easier for lawyers to do business with LAA; and those lawyers will be able to utilize/bill hours within a block to the most pertinent issues without being restricted by a compartmentalized tariff.
Questions about the Tariff?
Please contact a Tariff Officer directly and they would be happy to assist you.
Jan Ofstedahl, Financial Manager - Payables (Tariff) | Phone: (780) 643-1765 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerri Fink, Tariff Officer | Phone: (780) 427-8007 | Email: email@example.com
Lois Peterson, Tariff Officer | Phone: (780) 427-4438 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: This newest version of the LAA Tariff applies to certificates issued on or after November 1, 2009.
2009 LAA Tariff Highlights (Nov/09)
2009 LAA Tariff - Full Version-Printer Friendly (Nov/09)
Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) is pleased to be able to offer the TravelAssist program to make travel easier for Roster lawyers. These services allow for worry-free travel so our lawyers can focus on representing the client. LAA is actively seeking to introduce programs for lawyers that are cost-effective and convenient, by way of reducing out-of-pocket expenses, while performing work on legal aid certificates.
Partnering with existing suppliers, the LAA TravelAssist Program is able to offer lawyers the following:
- Direct billing to LAA for flights and select hotels
- Preferred rates at hotels with direct billing to LAA
- Access to LAA reservations services where your bookings are made for you!
LAA recognizes that without the support of the private bar we can not succeed. Let us introduce you to the Roster Manager, an individual who is dedicated to assisting roster lawyers in every way possible to ensure their needs are met and that their experience with LAA is a positive one.
Our Roster Manager will ensure that:
- You questions about our billing process are answered
- You have a proper orientation to the LAA program
- You feel supported by LAA
- Any concerns or issues you have on your files are addressed
- Any complaints are dealt with professionally
To contact the Roster Manager please email email@example.com or call (780) 422-6152.