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Lien on me

Ministry of the Attorney General (Legal Aid Ontario)

Date: 2010

Lien on meA woman complained to the Ombudsman that Legal Aid Ontario sent her a bill dating back to 1991 for $802.28 and advising her that a lien had been registered against her house for nonpayment. The woman did not recall signing any documents with LAO at any time, and said this was the first notification she had ever received from them.

Ombudsman staff asked LAO to review the file and it was unable to find any documents signed by the woman that would support the fees charged to her. LAO agreed to cancel her debt and sent her a letter to this effect. The woman was very relieved that she no longer had to worry about the bill or the lien on her home.