New online tool helps people fill out divorce forms in Ontario

Guided Pathways to Divorce Forms: Use CLEO's new online tool to help you fill out the court forms you need to apply for a divorce.

Posted:
June 22, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

A report by a judge in Ottawa is making waves among lawyers because it reveals the statistics about the composition of juries in two Eastern Ontario regions.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

'We made some terrible mistakes': What Canada can learn from Colorado's cannabis legalization

When marijuana stores open across Canada later this year, things will look very different from what happened in Colorado when pot was legalized there in 2014.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Financial Post

CLEO Job Postings: Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst and Access to Justice (A2J) Services Analyst

CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) is seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst and an Access to Justice (A2J) Services Analyst to help develop online tools that increase access to justice. These two positions are part of CLEO’s work with Clinic IP, a partnership of community legal clinics. The QA Analyst and the A2J Services Analyst will also support CLEO’s work developing family law online guided pathways. The guided pathways provide public legal information and help people complete court forms.

 

 

 

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

June 20: Annual Law Society of Ontario program honouring Pride Month

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Panel discussion: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Reception: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto

Join the Law Society of Ontario and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law (SOGIC) Section of the Ontario Bar Association for our annual program honouring Pride Month.

Posted:
June 18, 2018
Article source:
Law Society of Ontario

LSO has responsibility to legal aid: Schabas

Outgoing treasurer Paul Schabas says that a deeper relationship with Legal Aid Ontario is one of the most enduring things he accomplished in the role.

Posted:
June 18, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Media Advisory and Notice to the Community: Supreme Court Decision Undermines Access to Justice

Advocates say the judgment means anyone experiencing discriminatio because of rules or requirements in federal laws will have to argue a Charter challenge to the law in court.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

Prison system failed to ensure security tests aren't racially biased against Indigenous inmates

Canada's prison service is using security tests that may discriminate against Indigenous offenders and keep them behind bars longer and in more restrictive environments: Supreme Court.

Posted:
June 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

HIV lawyers help fight stigma

Even though HIV is now a chronic, manageable disease, "What is still the hallmark of an HIV diagnosis is the very real stigma and accompanying discrimination,": Ryan Peck, HALCO Executive Director.

Posted:
June 11, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Some Ontario voters report trouble with new machines at polling stations

Elections Ontario say 99% of stations are working, and paper ballots will be used if they're not.

Posted:
June 07, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)