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Organisations that wish to make amendments to their existing rota membership must submit a fully completed CRM12 detailing all duty solicitors they wish to add or remove from the rotas.
They need to confirm their organisation will:
meet contractual attendance requirements for its duty
only nominate duty solicitors who carry out 14 hours contract work a week from the office for which rota slots are held
only nominate duty solicitors that are not named for rota slots
with another organisation
Compliance against these requirements will be monitored throughout the contract period.
Duty Solicitors who have not previously submitted a CRM12 will need to provide a copy of the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme (CLAS) certificate issued by the Law Society. This should be sent with their organisation’s CRM12.
Where the LAA receives CRM12s from multiple organisations for the same duty solicitor and it is unable to clarify which organisation the duty solicitor should be included it will not take into account that duty solicitor for the rotas.
The form should also be used to remove any duty solicitors who cease to be engaged by the organisation.