Ottawa's first Indigenous peoples court to be announced Friday

The opening of the specialized court is meant to address the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in Canada's criminal justice system.

Posted:
August 22, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

October 12: Overview of Canadian Law Free Legal Workshop

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Ebenezer United Church, 5000 Steeles Ave. East, Markham

A lawyer will provide direction on how to obtain legal advice and will answer questions. This workshop will be conducted in English with a Mandarin translator.

Posted:
August 18, 2017
Article source:
Ebenezer United Church

Criminal Justice System Review Survey / Questionnaire sur les changements au système de justice pénale

The survey is open until 8 p.m. EDT, (Eastern Daylight Time) Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Posted:
August 18, 2017
Article source:
Victim Justice Network

Legal Aid Ontario defunds the African Canadian Legal Clinic over allegations of financial mismanagement

The decision follows years of tension between the two organizations, LAO citing concerns about financial mismanagement and the ACLC claiming it was under greater scrutiny than other clinics.

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

October 26: Include, Inform, Inspire: Community Legal Information in 2017

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Chestnut Conference Centre, Dundas St. W. and Chestnut St., Toronto

For more information: miscia.sullivan@cleo.on.ca 

This is a forum for community workers and others interested in public legal education and information (PLEI) that will take place in Toronto.

Posted:
August 14, 2017
Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario

Provincial Government Working to Recruit More Judges from Indigenous and Diverse Communities

Measures include asking applicants from minority groups to self-identify, increasing outreach, and collecting race-based data on applicants and new appointments to strengthen reporting on diversity.

Posted:
August 11, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Improve aboriginal jury representation: lawyers

The Debwewin Committee was formed in 2013, but it has yet to report back on its findings on how to improve the participation of indigenous people in the jury process.

Posted:
August 10, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Chief justice's rare order in Trinity Western case ensures 'all voices could be heard'

The Chief Justice's decision to allow LGBTQ groups to have intervenor status stemmed from a desire to hear more points of view, say several SCC observers.

 

Posted:
August 09, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Legal Aid Ontario to hold consultations on challenges faced by racialized groups

The "school to prison pipeline" starts with suspensions and expulsions of racialized students and can lead to involvement with the criminal justice system later on.

Posted:
August 08, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

'Hey brother, could you spare a quarter?' A Hamilton panhandler fights the law

"I think there's something wrong with asking someone for a quarter and you give me a ticket for $65. It just don't balance out:" Dwight Perry, a panhandler in Hamilton.

Posted:
August 03, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)