In November, Legal Aid Alberta held meet-and-greet events with Roster lawyers from across the province to provide information about important initiatives currently underway.
Beginning in early February 2020, Legal Aid Alberta will be expanding Choice of Counsel and simplifying travel compensation.
Choice of Counsel is enshrined in the Legal Aid Alberta Governance Agreement and is an important issue for many. We are expecting these changes to serve clients better, improve the working relationship we have with our Roster and reduce delays in Alberta courtrooms.
Choice of Counsel for clients and travel compensation for lawyers will be applied to all offers extended to the Roster within service location.
For more information, please see our Roster Bulletin that was distributed at the meet-and-greet, and sent to all Roster lawyers via e-mail in December 2019. The document outlines the benefits of the initiatives, and a map of the Legal Aid Alberta service locations.
IMPORTANT: To qualify for the Choice of Counsel and travel compensation initiatives, you are required to complete a mandatory Lawyer Profile update.
If we do not receive your completed Lawyer Profile Update by January 27th, 2020, your Lawyer Profile will be made unavailable and you will not be eligible to receive offers until we hear from you.
There are multiple ways for you to complete the mandatory update:
- Fill out the Lawyer Profile Update Form and return the completed document to the Lawyer Portal Team via email@example.com no later than January 27th, 2020.
- If you would like assistance completing the updates to your profile, please contact the Lawyer Portal Team at 1-780-415-0479 no later than January 27th, 2020
- If you would like to set up a specific date and time to have someone from the Lawyer Portal Team contact to assist with completing the updates to your profile, please e-mail your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from the team will call back as close to the specified time as possible.
If you have any question or require further assistance, do not hesitate to contact the Lawyer Portal Team directly at 1-780-415-0479.
Legal Aid Alberta would like to extend a thank you to the roster lawyers who have already completed their lawyer profile updates.