News from Law Commission of Ontario
The Law Commission of Ontario is an independent body whose mission is to conduct research and recommend law reforms to enhance access to justice. It is a partnership among Ontario's law schools, the Law Foundation of Ontario, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Ministry of the Attorney General.More information
The LCO requests your input on two consultation questionnaires in its project on Legal Decision-making, Capacity and Guardianship. The deadline for feedback is Friday, October 17, 2014.
Law Commission of Ontario looking for feedback on their project 'Capacity of Adults with Mental Disabilities and the Federal RDSP'
The LCO wants to hear from all those who may be affected by the project: policy-makers, community organizations, service-providers, and actual and potential RDSP beneficiaries, their families and friends.
The Law Commission of Ontario invites proposals for new law reform projects from individuals and organizations, including the legal profession, community groups, and the general public. It will begin consideration of proposals in January 2014.
The Law Commission of Ontario today releases its final report in its family law project, Increasing Access to Family Justice through Comprehensive Entry Points and Inclusivity.
The LCO (Law Commission of Ontario) is launching at Queen's University Faculty of Law a series of Ontario-wide law school curriculum modules on violence against women.
Law Commission of Ontario releases Final Report and Framework for the Law as it Affects Older Adults
The goal of the Framework to help people understand and evaluate the effects of laws, policies, and practices on older adults, and to provide a foundation for law reform efforts in this area.
Law Commission of Ontario draft recommendations promote changes to make Ontario's fragmented family justice system more consistent and accessible
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has released for public feedback an Interim Report Towards a More Responsive and Effective Family Law System, which focuses on entry points to the family justice system.
Persons with disabilities make up 14.3 per cent of the Canadian population, but they continue to experience significant and wide-ranging disadvantage when compared to their non-disabled peers. The Law Commission of Ontario is soliciting feedback on its Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities Consultation Paper.
The Law Commission of Ontario invites comment on the content, scope, structure, and format of its draft framework for an Anti-Ageist Approach to the Law. Based on the comments received, a revised final version will be released to the public in early 2012.
The Law Commission of Ontario has begun an initiative to develop law school curriculum modules around violence (particularly domestic violence) against women.
The Law Commission of Ontario seeks input from all interested parties, including employers and the business community, on Background and Consultation Papers released on February 17, 2011 in its project on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work.
The Law Commission of Ontario has released its Interim Report on Modernizing the Provincial Offences Act, which includes draft recommendations for major reforms that would significantly change the way in which millions of provincial offences, including parking offences, are dealt with in Ontario each year.
Law Commission of Ontario recommends law reform measures to make the law accessible to all Ontarians
The Law Commission of Ontario shares what's new on its updated web site, with links to all its latest projects.
In January 2010, the Law Commission of Ontario issued a call for research papers related to its project on the Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities. Six research papers were completed through this call, and the LCO is pleased to announce that these papers are now available on our website.
This is an opportunity for people with disabilities to bring the direct experience of living with disability to a research project designed to increase access to justice for people with disabilities.
The Law Commission of Ontario will be funding two research papers on the topic "Best Practices at Family Justice System Entry Points: Needs of Users and Responses of Workers in the Justice System."