Legal aid: eForms
Register with LAA online to send civil forms POA1 and crime forms CRM4, CRM4a, CRM5 and CRM7 and (in some areas) CRM14 with guidance.
Changes to eForms system
The Legal Aid Agency (LAA), together with its third party supplier, will implement changes to the current eForms system on 9 March 2016. We will be moving onto a new outreach service which will make the eForms system look slightly different and will have additional functionality to improve effectiveness and performance.
These changes will impact on all types of eForms:
- Civil Payments on Account
- CRM 4, 5, 7 and 14
The eForm changes guidance (PDF, 440KB, 3 pages) details these changes.
Sign up for eForms
eForms is a secure online system through which you can make applications for legal aid and submit claims for payment.
If your firm has existing eForms users, your eForms administrator can register new users for your firm. Please see the ‘Registering a new user’ quick guide below.
If your firm does not currently use eForms, please email email@example.com, including your firm name, LAA account number, and the names and email addresses of all users to be granted access. LAA will send you details of how to access eForms via LAA online.
- POA1 – payments on account
Barrister POA should still be submitted by paper.
- CRM4 – application for prior authority to incur disbursements in criminal cases
CRM4a (PDF, 217KB, 2 pages)
- CRM5 – application for extension of upper limit
- CRM14 – with an applicant’s CRM14 guidance (PDF, 837KB, 6 pages) submissions and Getting started (PDF, 235KB, 2 pages)
For more information about the CRM14, go to crime eForms.
Registering a new user (PDF, 385KB, 2 pages)
Submitting an eForm (PDF, 230KB, 2 pages)
Tracking eForms (PDF, 295KB, 2 pages)
Reviewer role (PDF, 227KB, 2 pages)
CRM4 guidance (PDF, 393KB, 2 pages)
CRM4a guidance (PDF, 189KB, 2 pages)
CRM5 guidance (PDF, 504KB, 2 pages)
CRM7 guidance (PDF, 364KB, 2 pages)
POA guidance (PDF, 350KB, 4 pages)
Civil reject code guidance (PDF, 185KB, 1 page)
Uploading from a case management system (PDF, 423KB, 3 pages)
Registering a new user to eForms (MS Word Document, 70KB)
Finding your returned (rejected) or reassigned form (PDF, 196KB, 1 page)
Reassigning a CRM14 form (PDF, 315KB, 3 pages)
Using TAB’s (PDF, 454KB, 4 pages)
CRM14 Training Videos
If you are new to submitting CRM14 criminal legal aid applications electronically, you will find the following tutorial videos helpful:
An introduction to the CRM14 eForm
An introduction to the CRM14 eForm benefit checker
An introduction to date stamping the CRM14 eForm
Telephone: 0203 334 6664
Telephone: Bristol (civil) 0117 927 0333
Telephone: Nottingham (crime) 0115 852 6000
Published: 1 June 2014
Updated: 26 May 2016
- CRM4a form and guidance added to page.
- Guidance on eforms system changes published.
- Telephone number change (Bristol)
- First published.