LAA Policies

LAA policy updates effective June 1, 2021

After consulting with stakeholders on our roster, LAA has decided to refresh three of our seven administrative policies. These policies are one important way we translate the high-level expectations found in our Governance Agreement, Rules, and Tariff into specific practices. The changes are scheduled to take effect on June 1.

Our goal is clarity.

Just as with our new roster lawyer agreement, we aren’t radically changing our relationship with the roster or our expectations when you take a certificate. Our goal, instead, is clarity. Over the years, LAA has come to many understandings with our roster. But roster lawyers sometimes ask us: “where is that written down?” We haven’t always been able to point to a public policy that explains some long-standing expectations and practices.

You – our roster lawyers – are our most important partners delivering services to vulnerable Albertans. We owe you clear, fair, and accessible policies. These updated policies won’t answer every one of your questions about the Tariff or billing issues – realistically, there’s just too much to write down in a policy. But we think these new policies will go a long way toward making our policies more transparent and understandable.

Policy Updates – Explained

Select a policy to see what’s new.

Administrative Policy 4
Review of client eligibility decisions

Administrative Policy 5
Case management/certificates

Administrative Policy 6
Roster and panel management

Information Sessions for Roster Lawyers and Legal Staff

People talking at a table pointing at documents

Info session for all roster lawyers

Monday, November 8
Noon – 1 p.m.

Info sessions for family lawyers

Friday, May 7, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Noon – 1 p.m.

Info sessions for criminal lawyers

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Wednesday, May 14, 2021
Noon – 1 p.m.

Info session for law firm staff

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Noon – 1 p.m.
Legal assistants, paralegals, etc.

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Page last updated: October 29, 2021


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