Legal Aid Alberta will implement 25 per cent rate increase effective Jan. 1
The Ministry of Justice has authorized a further interim increase to the tariff rate and tariff items of 25 per cent to be effective January 1, 2023. This increase will bring the hourly tariff rate to $125 from $100. This new rate follows the first interim increase of 8.225 per cent that was authorized by the Ministry effective October 6, 2022.
In response, the criminal defence Associations across Alberta have announced that they have voted to suspend the job action in coordination with the implementation of the new rate. The new hourly tariff rate of $125 will be implemented by Legal Aid Alberta effective January 1, 2023.
LAA does not control the tariff rates paid to roster lawyers and these decisions are solely under the control of the Ministry. LAA supports the increase to the hourly tariff rate and continues to remain focused on helping Albertans along with our roster partners.
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