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The Legal Aid Brief (LAB) is a newsletter for the tariff bar. See all the latest articles by issue below.
From LAB issue: February 23, 2023
Impact of Race and Culture Assessments
These reports help the court fashion a fit sentence and identify culturally appropriate resources to support rehabilitation.
Virtual Bail – Planning for Lower Mainland Implementation
In 2023, the court plans to implement changes to virtual bail in the Vancouver and Fraser regions.
Reducing the Administrative Burden on LABC Clients
Applying for legal aid will now be a little easier for some clients who have used our services before.
Message from CEO: What's new at LABC?
What’s new at Legal Aid BC? Plenty. Senior management at LABC (CEO and COO) are no longer new. A couple new board members. A new strategic plan for…
Billing tip: Expert Witness – Criminal contracts
A new expert tariff item provides time for various expert witness preparation and/or testimony on Criminal Standard contracts.
Retroactive Tariff and Professional Development Payments
Eligible lawyers received retroactive tariff payments with a rate increase for services provided last year, and LABC will be paying a professional…
Indigenous Travel Bursary
Indigenous legal aid lawyers can receive $500 per year to support travel for work and courses.
Contact us to be part of a Lawyer Portal Focus Group
We would like to gather your suggestions and feedback on proposed improvements and changes.
From LAB issue: December 15, 2022
December Lawyer Portal updates
Legal Aid BC is continuing to improve and further develop the new Lawyer Portal based on your feedback.
Legal research memos available
Legal Aid BC has an arrangement with Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) to provide BC’s legal aid lawyers with legal research memoranda from LAO.