Access to Justice to be enhanced with the delivery of legal services through civil society organizations

Convocation approved, in principle, a policy to permit lawyers and paralegals to provide legal services through civil society organizations (CSOs), such as charities and not-for-profit organizations.

Posted:
October 17, 2017
Article source:
Law Society of Upper Canada

Countdown to #A2J2017: Access to Justice Week October 23 - 27

No matter where you are in the province or what role you play in the justice system, there are various ways to participate in the Access to Justice Week conversation.

Posted:
October 16, 2017
Article source:
The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

November 28: Steps to Justice Training, Rexdale

When: November 28, 2017, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Rexdale Community Hub, 21 Panorama Court, Toronto, ON M9V 4E3 (room tbd)

Training for front-line workers will include a discussion of the difference between legal information and legal advice plus a tour and case scenarios to show how to use its features.

Posted:
October 16, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

October 24: Helping your clients find good legal information, Guelph

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: University of Guelph, University Centre Room 225 (University Centre is on South Ring Road East. Although you cannot drive right to the University Centre, you can park nearby at South Ring Road East and Christie Lane).

The workshop aims to provide strategies and tools to non-legal community workers on how to find reliable, relevant, current legal information to help their clients solve legal issues

Posted:
October 13, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Racialized Communities Strategy consultation 2017

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is holding meetings to talk to people from racialized communities and their advocates and service providers regarding issues they face seeking legal services.

Posted:
October 11, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

November 3: Steps to Justice workshop in Hamilton

When: November 3, 2017, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Centre de santé Communautaire Hamilton, 1320 Barton Street, Hamilton, ON L8H 2W1

To register: Please contact rebecca.stulberg@cleo.on.ca before October 24th, 2017. 

This is a free workshop in Hamilton for front-line workers that includes a tour of Steps to Justice and how to use its features.

Posted:
October 10, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Legal Aid Ontario commits $850,000 toward new clinic for black community

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is establishing a new legal clinic to serve the black community after it decided to pull funding from the African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) in August.

Posted:
October 06, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

October 23: Access to Justice Innovation

When: Monday, October 23, 2017, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Barristers' Lounge, Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto

This half-day program kicks off Access to Justice Week by profiling innovative, community driven work from across the justice sector.

Posted:
October 04, 2017
Article source:
The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

Architects of Justice Episode 4: Digital Diversity

Julie Mathews, CLEO's Executive Director, is a featured participant in this episode of Architects of Justice. 

Posted:
October 03, 2017
Article source:
The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

NSRLP News - September 27, 2017

Updates, news, and happenings in the world of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project, the SRL Phenomenon, and Access to Justice.

Posted:
September 27, 2017
Article source:
National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)