Law Society recommendations take aim at 'You don’t pay unless we win' cases

A Star investigation into Ontario's personal injury lawyers found that, for years, lawyers working on contingency have been taking more money from injured clients than the law allows.

Posted:
November 13, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

November 17: Spaces still available! Helping front-line workers find good legal information using www.Stepstojustice.Ca

When: Friday, November 17, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Where: Room 101, Macdonald Hall, Queen's University, Kingston

The workshop is free and open to all community workers in the Kingston area.

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

Racialized Communities Strategy consultation 2017: Meeting dates

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will hold in-person and online meetings between October and December. Anyone who is interested in attending is welcome to register.

Posted:
November 08, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

SRLs with Disabilities: Dealing with a Double Whammy

Self-Represented Litigants (SRL) who are also Persons With Disabilities (PWD) are dealing with a double whammy – navigating the justice system alone AND doing so with a disability.

Posted:
November 02, 2017
Article source:
National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)

MPs' recommendations for legal aid give hope to stakeholders fighting for reform

The Commons Justice Committee report containing 10 recommendations to change the legal aid system in Canada is being called a "good first step" by legal clinic stakeholders.

Posted:
November 01, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Offering services where they're most needed: working within the community

Part of what access to justice means is making legal services better available to people where they can get to them.

Posted:
October 25, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

Self-representing defendants, like Dellen Millard, bring challenges to justice system: experts

The spectacle of an accused murderer grilling the father of his alleged victim is unusual, but self-representated litigants in courtrooms is an increasingly common occurrence.

Posted:
October 25, 2017
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

Ontario's Second Annual Access to Justice Week

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

Posted:
October 24, 2017
Article source:
The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

New legal clinic aims to address Black communities' most pressing needs

Individual legal supports and services for the city's most marginalized will mark a departure from its African Canadian Legal Clinic predecessor.

Posted:
October 23, 2017
Article source:
NOW

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 22, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)