January 19: Supporting the Human Rights of Migrant Sex Workers: Legal Training for Service Providers

When: Friday, January 19, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Online

RSVP and questions: Elene Lam, 416-906-3098 or elenelam2020@gmail.com

This webinar is for those working with migrants, people without legal status, women facing gender-based violence, or sex workers or women who may sell sexual or erotic services.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Connecting Communities

OPP fighting court decision that would see detachment used as jail

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation is seeking to intervene in both the Crown appeal and OPP application. 

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

No movement on scrapping surcharge

The surcharges were made mandatory in the Increasing Offenders' Accountability for Victims Act, enacted in 2013 by the Conservative government of Stephen Harper.

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Legal community should embrace unbundled services: Opinion

Unbundled legal services can improve access to justice for Canadians who fall between those who can afford full representation and those who qualify for legal aid.

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Ontario's new technological road map for ensuring access to justice called 'positive step'

Ontario's new action plan to improve access to justice by harnessing technology is being called a "positive step," but LFO's CEO says work is needed to ensure more people are included in the system.

Posted:
December 07, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Do you know when your client's problem is legal?

Figuring out if your client has a legal problem, or an issue that could turn into a legal problem, is important because it can help them take action or avoid more serious problems.

Posted:
December 07, 2017
Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario

Racism, Xenophobia and Hate Crimes: Lawyers Fighting Back

The author outlines options available to assist clients and community in combatting racism, xenophobia, and hatred on the rise in the current political climate. 

Posted:
December 07, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

'Multi-use courthouses' needed, says report on Canadian justice

A new report on Canada's justice system says there needs to be more focus on early resolution, including mediation, to keep disputes out of the courts.

Posted:
December 05, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

LSUC to expand scope of family law for paralegals

Benchers have voted to create a new licence to train paralegals in certain aspects of family law, including form completion, motions to change, and uncontested divorces.

Posted:
December 04, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 1 December 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
December 01, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)