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From October 17 to 21, the first Access to Justice Week will feature a range of initiatives from across Canada, including CLEO's Steps to Justice.
How can justice procedures connected with housing, separation, employment, consumer protection, land use, violence against persons, be designed for people in scarcity situations?
Sabreena Delhon, Manager of The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) at LSUC, blogs about the work being done with librarians to increase their opportunities to be access-to-justice agents.
When: Thursday, October 29, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Law Society of Upper Canada, Queen St., Toronto
Registration: Free, but places are limited, deadline is September 30
This event will be held to discuss how justice partners and librarians can together enhance access to legal services in Ontario's rural and remote communities.
This new legislation comes as a response to criticisms of the release of non-criminal information creating barriers for people's education, employment, volunteering, and other opportunities.
There is nothing wrong with a lawyer writing a demand letter on behalf of a client, but materially misleading demand letters are wrong.
The rush to tar refugee claimants with the ugly notion of being bogus, before anyone even knows whether their claim is real or fake, genuine or false, clearly points to this being about politics, says Alex Neve.
Instead of legal services and supports provided in "justice silos," such supports need to be integrated or provided in concert with other social services, says this Slaw columnist.
This article in Slaw features CLEO's work in the area of public legal education and information (PLEI), and highlights the Centre for Research & Innovation's report on multiple paths for the delivery of PLEI.
Many very surprising laws are contained in documents such as the Canadian Criminal Code.
This Slaw article discusses CLEO ED Julie Mathew's recent article and CLEO's August report, in addition to other publications, on the importance of community-based intermediaries in the justice system.
On the occasion of Law Day (April 17), this writer discusses the importance of public legal education and information (PLEI) in meeting access to justice needs.
The new Social Security Tribunal aims to simplify the process of appealing government decisions related to EI, CPP, and OAS benefits.
This Slaw writer says that Ann Cavoukian, the Ontario Privacy Commissioner, does an excellent job in a CBC interview of explaining the issue with the proposed lawful access law.
Since the economic burden of mental illnesses in Canada is estimated at $20-billion from workplace losses, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has launched a project to create a voluntary national standard for mentally healthy workplaces.
This blog post describes how technology might provide at least a partial solution to the problem of supplying legal services to rural and remote communities in Canada.