Fees for External Legal Counsel

DATE APPROVED

October 14, 2005

Minute No: P323/05

DATE(S) AMENDED

November 15, 2010

Minute No: P292/10

DATE REVIEWED

November 15, 2010

Minute No: P292/10

REPORTING REQUIREMENT

The City of Toronto Legal Services Division will report to Board on the Costs Grid from time to time, as required.

LEGISLATION

Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.15, as amended, s. 31(1)(c).

Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C43, Regulation 194.

DERIVATION

 

 It is the policy of the Toronto Police Services Board that: 

  1. When external legal counsel is retained, such legal counsel will be paid in accordance with the Costs Grid set out below and in accordance with Part II (Disbursements) of Tariff ”A” to the Rules of Civil Procedure, as amended (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Tariff”); 
  1. The retention of legal counsel to provide supplementary legal services in the area of employment and labour law issues will be exempt from the Cost Grid set out below; 
  1. The Board, on advice from the City of Toronto Legal Services Division, will review the Costs Grid in the Tariff from time to time; 
  1. Despite the Tariff, the City of Toronto Legal Services Division will assess the reasonableness of the bill submitted by external legal counsel and make a recommendation to the Board for its final decision; and 
  1. In exceptional circumstances, the Board, upon the recommendation of the City of Toronto Legal Services Division, may reimburse for rates in excess of those set out in the Tariff. 

Costs Grid

Law Clerks

Up to $60.00 per hour

Student-at-law

Up to $80.00 per hour

Lawyer (less than 10 years)

Up to $225.00 per hour

Lawyer (10 or more but less than 20 years)

Up to $300.00 per hour

Lawyer (20 years and over)

Up to $350.00 per hour

 

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