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Access available to LAO legal research memos

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) LAW memos can help you prepare your clients’ cases.
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Legal Aid BC provides lawyers with access to legal research memoranda from LAO’s LAW department. The memos are organized by area of law — Aboriginal legal issues, correctional, criminal, family, immigration and refugee, and mental health law. They cover a range of topics, both general and specific, and are updated regularly. They are not intended to replace your own research.

How to complete a request for LAO LAW Memoranda:

  • Log in to the Lawyer Portal.
  • Under Resources, click Resources for Lawyers.
  • Under Other Legal Resources, click Legal Research Memoranda to choose the relevant research documents from the LAO LAW catalogue.

Please note:

  • You will receive your memos by email.
  • Copies are not available by regular mail or fax.
  • There is a limit of two memos per legal aid contract.

For more information, email us at lawyers.resources@legalaid.bc.ca.