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Advocates for Roma refugees have for years blamed the group's low asylum acceptance rates on the poor legal representation they received during the asylum process.
Law society discovers 'systemic weaknesses' in protecting Indigenous people from unscrupulous lawyers
A recent case involving a lawyer from Kenora "exposed serious systemic issues" in the law society's regulatory and hearing process when to comes to dealing with Indigenous complainants.
When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay
This information session features Rebecca Stulberg, Steps to Justice project manager, and is intended for service providers and community advocates. Reservations required.
The National Self-Represented Litigants Project's Julie MacFarlane writes about the Bonkalo Report and urges readers to sign the petition supporting its recommendations.
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St S., Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3B7
The topic of this presentation is, "Indigenous Peoples' Court in Thunder Bay: How a new approach to the Criminal Justice System could improve outcomes for women & their families."
Lawyers say the act criminalizes homeless people and that proceedings concerning Safe Streets Act tickets unnecessarily suck up valuable time and resources in provincial courts, adding to delays.
Dozens of judges appointed to Canada's superior courts last fall and this spring are attending classes this week in Quebec, to which CBC News was granted rare, limited access.
This month's On the Radar highlights information about making a claim in Small Claims Court, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.
An unusually swift revisiting of a contentious 5-4 decision offers the high court a chance to clarify the ruling that could see serious cases tossed.