Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province

Steps to Justice provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

Posted:
January 18, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Got a question about the law? There’s a site for that . . . .

Stepstojustice.ca aims to provide reliable answers to common legal questions and problems. 'It’s sort of like an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of law,' says Paul Schabas, the treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Posted:
January 18, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

When men kill their partners, warning signs often missed

"I think we are quite good at identifying who is high-risk," said Pamela Cross, legal director at Luke's Place. "I think the challenge is: so then what do we do about that."

Posted:
January 09, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

New Ontario law gives grandparents some rights to grandchildren

Bill 34 will force courts to consider grandparents when granting access. An estimated 75,000 are estranged from their grandkids.

Posted:
December 19, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

CLEO announces new and updated resources

All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.

Posted:
December 15, 2016
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Ontario introduces 'historic' changes to child-protection laws

The proposed new Child, Youth and Family Services Act, if passed, will replace existing legislation with a modern, child-centred act, that will strengthen the rights of children and youth.

Posted:
December 09, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

Feds can't be held responsible for Sixties Scoop: Ottawa

Aboriginal children placed in non-Aboriginal homes may well have suffered harm, but the federal government cannot now be held liable, Ottawa argues in new court filings.

Posted:
December 01, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Same-sex parents don't have to adopt own kids under new Ontario law

Same-sex parents in Ontario and others who use assisted reproduction to conceive no longer have to adopt their own children.

Posted:
November 30, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario Passes Law Ensuring Equal Recognition for All Parents and Children

Bill 28 recognizes the legal status of all parents, whether they are LGBTQ2+ or straight, and whether their children were conceived with or without assistance.

Posted:
November 29, 2016
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships

Luke's Place offers the course, Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships, which has received a great deal of interest and positive feedback.

Posted:
November 22, 2016
Article source:
Luke's Place