News from Downtown Legal Services
Downtown Legal Services (DLS) is a community legal clinic operated by the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. It offers free legal services to low-income residents of Toronto and to University of Toronto students. Legal services are provided by law students working under the close supervision of staff lawyers. DLS provides assistance to financially eligible clients in the following areas of law: criminal law, employment law, family law, refugee and immigration law and tenant housing. We also assist University of Toronto students with academic appeals and offences.
Update September, 2016 - Low income individuals as well as full-time students at the University of Toronto can receive free legal advice and representation on matters including wrongful dismissals, breaches of the Employment Standards Act, discrimination under the Human Rights Code, and denial of regular Employment Insurance benefits following dismissal.More information
When: Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET
This webinar covers the basic, but often poorly understood, rules around probationary periods.
Low-income individuals as well as full-time students at the University of Toronto can receive free legal advice and representation on employment law matters.
When: Thursday, November 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. ET
This webinar, intended for community workers, gives information on changes to the law in regard to the impact of criminality on the immigration system.
When: July 4, 2013 at 12 p.m. ET
July 4, 2013 at 12 p.m. ET - This webinar examines cessation and vacation proceedings and highlights the significance of recent changes to the law as well as ways that service providers can offer support during the citizenship process,
When: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. ET
June 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. ET - This webinar is for community workers and will highlight what to consider when deciding whether to make a refugee claim or an H&C application. Registration is now closed.