Enhanced fees may be available for senior counsel in cases Legal Aid BC (LABC) considers are complex criminal matters. A complex criminal matter is either a Criminal Case Management (CCM) case where the approved general preparation exceeds 300 hours or a complex criminal law appeal.
An exceptional responsibility premium may be available for senior counsel in CCM cases LABC considers to be exceptionally costly, complex, and serious.
See the Enhanced Fees and Exceptional Responsibility policy for the definition of senior counsel, eligibility criteria, the application process, and what LABC expects from senior counsel who are approved for enhanced fees and/or an exceptional responsibility premium.
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