Alberta government increases pay for legal aid lawyers | Globalnews.ca

2022-10-06 1:58:00 AM

The Alberta government announced Wednesday it is boosting the hourly tariff rate for those who take on legal aid files.

The government said it is increasing the hourly tariff rate of $92.40 for lawyers with 10 years or more of experience to $100 per hour for the rest of the fiscal year.

The Alberta government announced Wednesday it is boosting the hourly tariff rate for those who take on legal aid files.

Copy article link Copy link Amid an ongoing dispute with the province’s defence lawyers over legal aid funding and eligibility guidelines, the Alberta government announced Wednesday it is boosting the hourly tariff rate for those who take on legal aid files.Alberta’s provincial court is getting a new name.Copy article link Copy link TC Energy Corp.Read more:.

In a news release, the government said it is increasing the hourly tariff rate of $92.40 for lawyers with 10 years or more of experience to $100 per hour for the rest of the fiscal year, “until permanent changes can be determined.The change comes into effect on April 1, 2023.” READ MORE: Defence lawyers to stop taking new legal aid files as dispute with Alberta continues Late last month, defence lawyers escalated job action in their ongoing fight for changes by refusing to take on any new legal aid files., south of Calgary.Those lawyers said the system has suffered from more than a decade of underfunding.Trending Stories I was diagnosed with cancer at age 36.Justice Minister Tyler Shandro said a comprehensive review of the legal aid system in Alberta is expected to be delivered to the government later this month, after which the province will take steps to modernize the system and ensure processes, legal practices and remuneration are up to date.

Trending Stories.The change is being implemented as part of work being done to rename the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta as the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta, which the province says will save on costs.

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Looks like we are in for another orange crush! So sad!! Pretty sad.... What an insult Let's cut that pay by 2/3. Criminals don't need the best lawyers. A strong and accountable crown prosecutor's office that acts with the highest level of integrity is what will best serve albertans.

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