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Legal Aid Online Updates


You can find details below of all updates sent to Legal Aid Online Administrators since August 2013. These provide information about new developments and advice on using the online system.


The updates are shown in date order. To find a particular topic, use the website's Search tool to search the content of updates.
An archive of older Legal Aid Online E-newsletters is also available through the sidebar menu on the left. E-newsletters are in Adobe Acrobat format - the Reader software is free and available from Adobe's website.

Legal Aid Online Events

 
Christine Connerton, Digital Services Marketing Officer, regularly holds legal aid online roadshows covering both civil and criminal matters throughout Scotland.
Details of any Legal Aid Online events will be posted below and on the Legal Aid Online homepage when available. If you have any queries regarding roadshows, please contact Christine on 0131 240 2057 or by email.

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Online Accounts Redevelopment - release of new civil screens

This update contains information on the following accounts products and developments.

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Monday, Feb 06, 2017

New Terms and Conditions relating to Legal Aid Online

We have prepared some additional information on the new Legal Aid Online Terms and Conditions (Ts&Cs) following feedback from the Law Society of Scotland’s Legal Aid Team at the end of last year.

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Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016

Introduction of new Legal Aid Online Terms & Conditions moved to new year

We will issue further information shortly about the Ts&Cs to explain the context of some of the clauses before you sign-up.

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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

Reminder: New Legal Aid Online Terms & Conditions being released on 24 November

As explained in our earlier update you must log in and accept these within 90 days to continue to use the system, or allow an administrator to send work on your behalf.

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Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

Cut-off for submitting A&A, ABWOR, Solemn & Summary criminal accounts with a paper synopsis

From 1 November 2016 we will no longer be able to register accounts received with an old paper synopsis.

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Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

Mobile app for LAOL may be case management solution

SLAB is looking into building an app that can hook into Legal Aid Online and build an API – a set of programming instructions - that would not only work from a mobile app but also from individual systems.

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Thursday, Oct 06, 2016

New Legal Aid Online Terms & Conditions to be released in November

In order to continue using LAOL, or to allow an administrator to send work on your behalf, the new Ts&Cs must be accepted within 90 days.

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Friday, Sep 23, 2016

LAOL new account screens and guidance

We have prepared guidance for changes that are being made to the Legal Aid Online system during the evening of the 26th September.

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Thursday, Aug 04, 2016

Online accounts and new paper process - Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance for the new online account products and how to use the new paper process.

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Thursday, Jun 23, 2016

Notifications from Principal Sums will now be sent electronically

As a result of the systems deployment on 23 June you will now receive notifications, requests for information and reminders from SLAB’s Principal Sums department electronically.

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Monday, Jun 20, 2016

Full release of online accounts pilot phase 2 products and important changes to paper account process

We previously notified the profession that our phase 2 pilot would commence on 1 April 2016. As with our phase 1 pilot, the firms participating have provided us with feedback.

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Thursday, Feb 04, 2016

Case Management System Update - standing data now available

The standing data has now been released and available in the following xml files

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Monday, Jan 11, 2016

System changes after recent Courts Reform

From 11 January there will be a number of changes to our applications systems arising from the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

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Friday, Sep 18, 2015

Deployment 20-21 September 2015

We have prepared guidance for changes that are being made to various areas of the Legal Aid Online system.

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Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015

Legal Aid Online Update February 2015

IMPORTANT update on changes to Legal Aid Online security settings.

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Friday, Dec 05, 2014

Legal Aid Online update December 2014

December's update provides details about: Online Account redevelopments summer 2015 – help us achieve a smooth transition; SLAB fax numbers changing; and Changes to Conjoining.

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Thursday, Jun 19, 2014

Legal Aid Online update June 2014

June's update provides information on: Firm Administrator Guidance, labelling documents, Legal Aid Online mandates, Online Civil Application – Case Costs.

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Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014

Legal Aid Online Update March 2014

March's Legal Aid Online Update provides information on Online Attachments, Archiving and Legal Aid Online Account Roadshows.

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Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014

Legal Aid Online Update January 2014

This updates provides information on progress with Legal Aid Online accounts developments, roadshows to demonstrate new Legal Aid Online features, guidance on scanning and sending attachments, new learning pack materials and our new feedback feature.

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Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013

Legal Aid Online Update September 2013

This update provides details of a number of Legal Aid Online issues: Reminder – Removing paper accounts for fixed payments, Online attachments, Searching online accounts, Learning pack review.

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23, Mar, 2017

Conference for lawyers involved in Children’s Hearings - Friday 19 May

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13, Mar, 2017

Research to review and improve legal assistance handbooks

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07, Mar, 2017

Legal aid applicant sentenced for fraud

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22, Feb, 2017

Serious concerns raised over methodology, analysis and underlying data in Law Society’s financial health report

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06, Feb, 2017

Consultation launched on a revised Code of Practice for Criminal Legal Assistance

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01, Feb, 2017

SLAB welcomes independent strategic review of legal aid

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01, Feb, 2017

Change to CLAO email addresses

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30, Nov, 2016

SLAB annual report 2015-2016 published

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17, Nov, 2016

Civil legal aid solicitors invited to give feedback on satisfaction with SLAB services

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15, Nov, 2016

Performance Auditor for SNSIAP appointed

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19, Sep, 2016

LAOL downtime - Monday 26 September

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04, Feb, 2016

Fourth monitoring report on the availability and accessibility of legal services published

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