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May 22: What is Collaborative Practice in Family Law and how can it work for you? Lively, ON

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Earl Mumford Branch, Lively Public Library and Citizen Service Centre, 15 Kin Drive, Unit A, Lively, ON

This is a presentation on family law and options available for separating spouses, including a detailed overview and discussion regarding the collaborative practice process.

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
May 16, 2018

Delivery driver wants Domino's to pay up after years of making less than minimum wage

Cervantes's Ministry of Labour claim was filed on March 9. More than a month later, he said he was taken off the franchise's work schedule.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
May 15, 2018

The 'Law Bus' may be rolling into a northern B.C. town near you

The duo - two practicing lawyers from the Lower Mainland - pulls their RV into town, sets up camp, and starts talking law with anyone who is interested.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
May 15, 2018

Federal prisons to offer clean needles to injection-drug users

This answers a decades-long call by harm-reduction advocates who say the initiative prevents the transmission of blood-borne illnesses and to withhold it would violate Charter rights.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
May 15, 2018

Retired Supreme Court judges object to 50-year embargo on documents: 'Too long for any useful purpose'

Two retired judges of the Supreme Court of Canada say 50 years is too long to seal internal court documents revealing the communications between judges on cases.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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May 15, 2018

Bedbugs lead to legal woes for Syrian refugee families

Twelve refugee families are embroiled in two separate battles stemming from their time living in a Hamilton highrise.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 14, 2018

Indefinite solitary confinement is 'torture,' say civil liberties groups

Courts in Ontario and BC have ruled that so-called administrative segregations violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but the feds have taken no action except to appeal the B.C. decision.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
May 14, 2018

Supreme Court of Canada to keep records of deliberations secret for at least 50 years

The judges of the Supreme Court of Canada have ensured that documents disclosing their secret inner workings will not be revealed during their lifetime - and possibly ever.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
May 14, 2018

May 22 & 23: Racial Justice Forum: Lead the Change

When:

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 p.m.: Keynote, plenary, reception
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 78 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7

This Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change forum will focus on past wins, present campaigns, and future challenges.

Article source:
Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change
Posted:
May 14, 2018

June 13: PLE Community of Practice conference call

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Where: Online

You're invited to join the PLE Community of Practice at noon on June 13 to hear from the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School about the unique research they're conducting.

Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario
Posted:
May 14, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 11 May 2018 - Ontario Election 2018

Every Friday until Election Day June 7, ISAC will send out election-related highlights from the previous week, as well as a short collection of other stories and resources.

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
Posted:
May 11, 2018

This temp agency worker shows up at the same office every day. But his agency says he's not a real employee

George Fawcett has filed a complaint with the Ministry of Labour to shine light on an issue he believes is a growing problem in an increasingly precarious economy.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 11, 2018

Builder accelerates evictions in Ottawa's Heron Gate neighbourhood as rebuild gathers pace

It's the second time in three years Timbercreek has relocated tenants in the neighbourhood, as the company looks to refashion the 40-acre site that is now home to 1,665 residents.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
May 11, 2018

On the Radar: New rules protect consumers in door-to-door sales

As of March 1, businesses selling certain products or services can't phone people or come to their homes without being invited. These products include furnaces, water heaters, and more.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
May 11, 2018

Election day is June 7 - Here's the Elections Ontario website

You can find out about e-Registration, access the Voter Information Service, find out how to work as poll officials, learn what ID requirements are, and more.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
May 10, 2018

For the Defence: Lawyers who advocate for the accused

Criminal defence lawyers can be perceived as villains when they choose to defend unsavoury clients, but those lawyers say they are making sure the system works the way it should. 

Article source:
DurhamRegion.com
Posted:
May 10, 2018

Ontario town's fire chief told he's too old for the job at age 61

In speaking to CTV Ottawa over the phone, Longtin said his role does not involve fighting active fires.

Article source:
CTV News
Posted:
May 09, 2018

May 26: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning, Kingston

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Isabel Turner Branch, Community Room (Rooms A & B), 935 Gardiners Road, Kingston K7M 9A9

The seminar will focus on reasons you should conduct estate planning and will highlight some of the most common drafting and planning pitfalls you can avoid when preparing wills.

Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Posted:
May 09, 2018

Provincial government to review holiday pay rules after business backlash

New public holiday pay provisions welcomed by worker advocates will now be re-examined amid an outcry from small business owners who called changes "...

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
May 09, 2018

Durham Community Legal Clinic Spring 2018 Newsletter

Topics in this issue include: New location and new hub, CICB, domestic violence, workplace mental stress, Ontario's new standard lease, ODSP, spousal relationships and social assistance.

Article source:
Durham Community Legal Clinic
Posted:
May 09, 2018