Legal Aid Program Evaluation, Final Report

Appendix B: Site Visit Data on Client Assists for Criminal Legal Aid

Site Visit Data on Client Assists for Criminal Legal Aid

Table 1: Nova Scotia criminal legal aid - client assists
  Full service and summary approved applications Duty counsel
(including Brydges)
Total
Number Percentage* Number Percentage* Number Percentage*
2005-06 10,742 NA 10,733 NA 21,475 NA
2006-07 11,562 8% 12,273 14% 23,835 11%
2007-08 12,471 8% 14,435 18% 26,906 13%
2008-09 12,961 4% 14,837 3% 27,798 3%
2009-10 14,683 13% 17,458 18% 32,141 16%
  • Source: Legal aid plan data.
  • * Percentage change from prior year
Table 2: Ontario criminal legal aid - client assists
  Approved applications Duty counsel Brydges duty counsel Total
Number Percentage* Number Percentage* Number Percentage* Number Percentage*
2005-06 66,380 NA 738,722 NA 47,392 NA 852,494 NA
2006-07 66,733 0.5% 844,420 14% 51,480 9% 962,633 13%
2007-08 65,250 (2%) 882,539 5% 54,651 6% 1,002,440 4%
2008-09 69,142 6% 915,385 4% 56,057 3% 1,040,584 4%
2009-10 63,806 (8%) 918,460 0.3% 57,079 2% 1,039,345 (0.1%)
  • Source: Legal aid plan data.
  • The number of approved applications does not include summary services but does include clinic advice/briefs.
  • * Percentage change from prior year
Table 3: Manitoba criminal legal aid - client assists
  Approved applications Duty counsel Total
Number Percentage* Number Percentage* Number Percentage*
2005-06 16,958 NA 38,803 NA 55,761 NA
2006-07 14,762 (13%) 41,126 6% 55,888 0.2%
2007-08 16,197 10% 42,491 3% 58,688 5%
2008-09 15,120 (7%) 39,979 (6%) 55,099 (6%)
2009-10 20,715 37% 38,664 (3%) 59,379 8%
  • Source: Legal aid plan data.
  • * Percentage change from prior year
Table 4: Alberta criminal legal aid - client assists
  Approved applications Opinion Duty counsel Brydges duty counsel Law Line Total
Number %* Number %* Number %* Number %* Number %* Number %*
2005-06 27,825 NA 518 NA 76,756 NA 15,920 NA 1,772 NA 122,791 NA
2006-07 27,927 0.4% 389 (25%) 78,861 3% 16,776 5% 1,863 5% 125,816 2%
2007-08 28,405 2% 386 (0.8%) 88,830 13% 18,717 12% 2,094 12% 138,432 10%
2008-09 31,773 12% 331 (14%) 102,619 16% 27,494 47% 2,560 22% 164,777 19%
2009-10 29,302 (8%) 327 (1%) 109,352 7% 24,475 (11%) 3,378 32% 166,834 1%
  • Source: Legal aid plan data.
  • Approved applications include full service certificates.
  • An opinion certificate only requires the lawyer to provide a legal opinion on the merits of the case.
  • Law Line provides free legal information, referrals and advice over the telephone.
  • * Percentage change from prior year
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