Changes to bail in Canada make it fairer for those with low income: Reasonable Doubt

It came as welcome news to criminal defence lawyers across the country when the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in R v Antic last month, says this columnist.

Posted:
July 20, 2017
Article source:
NOW

Development of a Racialized Communities Strategy Consultation Paper

LAO's consultation paper serves as a starting point for discussions about how to enhance legal aid services for racialized communities.

Posted:
July 19, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

Families of those shot by police can now get publicly funded lawyers at coroner's inquests

The government will also reimburse families who had to pay for lawyers at inquests going back to April 1, 2015. 

Posted:
July 14, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

How provinces have tried to speed up the justice system since the Jordan ruling

Provinces have brought in new procedures to speed up the justice system following last year's Supreme Court of Canada ruling in the Jordan case, which set tight time limits for trials.

Posted:
July 06, 2017
Article source:
CTV News

Travelling lawyer service now available for seniors in Eastern Ontario

The Seniors' Lawyer sees clients at the clinic in Belleville, in hospitals, in long-term care facilities, or in the client's home.

Posted:
July 05, 2017
Article source:
Belleville Intelligencer

LAO budget woes mean squeeze on services

Legal Aid Ontario officials say the agency will have to suspend all immigration and refugee services in November if the federal government does not come through with much-needed funding.

Posted:
July 05, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Supporting community workers to help people with legal problems

If you are a community worker who helps people with legal problems, you're invited to complete this survey that will inform a research project being conducted for the Law Foundation of Ontario.

Posted:
July 04, 2017
Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 30 June 2017

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

Posted:
June 30, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

July 13: Free legal workshop on overview of Canadian law

When: Thursday, July 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

A lawyer will provide direction on how to obtain legal advice if required and will answer questions concerning the legal system. In English with translation into Mandarin.

Posted:
June 29, 2017
Article source:
Settlement.Org

Screening of police charges could help clear crowded courts, study says

The problem is "especially pronounced" in Ontario, where nearly half of charges laid are withdrawn.

Posted:
June 28, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)