The cost of the card is: Free for CLSA Members, Solicitor/Duty Rep Non CLSA Member £45 Inc.Vat (£37.50 plus VAT @ 20%) and Representative Non CLSA Member £35 Inc. Vat (£29.17 plus Vat @ 20%)
CLSA Identification card is issued by the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association (CLSA) with the approval of the Legal Aid Agency. In accordance with the terms of the Standard Crime Contract 2017 Specification 9.46, all staff undertaking Police Station Duty Solicitor work must carry an identification card as specified by the Legal Aid Agency. The cards have the holders photograph digitally imprinted and be renewed annually for added security
The Professional Access scheme has been extended from the end of November 2018 to the end of February 2019. The scheme will continue in the current locations only (ie. where there are existing registrations at any of the main pilot courts involving the Law Society, CILEx and the Bar Council or where there are registrations for the national pilot from CLSA or LCCSA members). The scheme will only be available to legal professionals who are already registered for the scheme as there will be no further updates to the registration lists that courts currently hold. Continuing the scheme in its current format will allow time for the pilot evaluation to be completed.