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* 1. What percentage of your family law clients are legally aided (excluding child protection)?

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* 2. What percentage of all your files (private and Legal Aid) is the opposing side self-represented?

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* 3. Please list the courthouses where you regularly appear (choose all that apply) ?

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* 4. What percentage of all your files (private and Legal Aid) at the Superior Court of Justice, has the opposing side been assisted by duty counsel?

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* 5. Of your Legal Aid files, what percentage of files require more than one case conference?

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* 6. Of your Legal Aid files, what percentage of files require more than one settlement conference?

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* 7. For the files that require more than 2 conferences (judicial conferences of any kind), what are the reasons for requiring multiple conferences? (choose all that apply)?

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* 8. Do you always bill LAO for all your conferences?

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* 9. If you do not bill LAO for all case/settlement conferences, why not?

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* 10. On average, for domestic and child protection files which are still within the tariff allotment, how much of your time do you bill on Legal Aid files?

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* 11. If you do not regularly bill for all the hours worked on a Legal Aid file (domestic or child protection) which is still within the tariff allotment, what are the reasons for under billing?

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* 12. For Legal Aid files (both domestic and child protection) that exceed the number of hours allowed under the tariff, how often do you request discretion?

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* 13. If you do not request discretion, why not (select all that apply)?

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* 14. In what percent of files where you request discretion is the request granted?

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* 15. When discretion is refused, how often do you appeal the decision?

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* 16. In your experience, which of the discretion criteria are most likely to lead to an award of discretion?

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* 17. When acting as per diem duty counsel, what percentage of your clients require assistance with more than one case conference?

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* 18. When acting as per diem duty counsel, how often did you assist clients on motions?

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* 19. When acting as per diem duty counsel, how often do you typically negotiate consents for parties earning over $22,000?

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* 20. What do you think the impact of these cuts to Legal Aid will be on your clients (including both legal aid and private clients)?

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