Roster Update

New LAA tariff coming on April 1: Everything you need to know

March 20, 2023 – As we draw closer to the newly modernized LAA tariff implementation date of April 1, 2023, we realize roster lawyers may be wondering what this change will look like and how it will affect them.

Here’s everything you need to know in preparation for the new tariff launch:

  • Certificate function will remain the same. This means that there will be no difference in how we offer certificates and how certificates look when issued.
  • You will only need to use the new tariff for certificates issued ON or AFTER April 1, 2023. All certificates accepted and issued BEFORE April 1, 2023 will still function under the old tariff until conclusion or change of counsel.
  • Lawyer portal access will be interrupted for a brief period overnight on March 29, 2023 in order to activate the new tariff and perform testing. It will be up and running again on March 30. For operational purposes, this means the tariff will be ‘launching’ early – however, roster lawyers and staff will not have to start using it until April 1.

LAA is working behind the scenes to ensure a smooth transition to the new tariff. We appreciate your patience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected].

What will this new tariff offer that the old one didn’t? 

In addition to new block fees to properly compensate for time spent visiting clients in custody, LAA has ensured that the new blocks for resolutions and trials appropriately compensate for both attendance and preparation.

For example, if you’re handling a multi-day trial, here’s what billing might look like with the new tariff compared to the old tariff:

As seen above, a three-day trial that may have only paid just under $3,500 will now allow lawyers to invoice over $9,000 – proper compensation for your time and work.

And here’s an example of global resolution with a Gladue report:

For guilty pleas, in this example, the new tariff may allow lawyers to bill over $700 more.

Learn about these changes and more by signing up for one of our tariff implementation training sessions.

Questions or concerns? [email protected]

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