Judge slashes elderly client's legal bill, says lawyer 'was obviously making it all up as he went along'

A Toronto judge has drastically reduced an elderly woman's six-figure legal bill after finding her lawyer was unable to explain how he reached the amount.

Posted:
August 15, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Trinity Western students won't have to sign covenant banning sex outside straight marriage

The change will come into effect at the beginning of this school year, but faculty and staff will still have to sign the convenant.

Posted:
August 15, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Two new granting opportunities from The Law Foundation of Ontario

Both calls are for one-time project funding and both are open to nonprofit organizations that work to improve access to justice for the people of Ontario.

Posted:
August 08, 2018
Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario

September 18: CLEO's Fall Forum for Community Workers

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: The 519, 519 Church Street, Toronto ON M4Y 2C9

Until Wednesday, August 15, 2018, receive the early bird price of $10. (Registration effective August 16, 2018 will be $20). The last day to register is Friday, September 7, 2018.

Posted:
August 07, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

'It's problematic,' Bill C-75 to leave low-income people without access to legal help

Legal Assistance of Windsor and Community Legal Aid, and the Association of Canadian Clinical Legal Education want the federal government to consult with the public before moving forward.

Posted:
August 02, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

The Law Foundation of Ontario invites nonprofit organizations to apply for a Connecting rural regions grant

The purpose of the granting is to support community organizations to improve the delivery of legal information, referrals, and support to residents of a rural area.

Posted:
August 02, 2018
Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario

Kinna-Aweya Legal Clinic 40th Anniversary Celebration 1978 – 2018

In 1978, the clinic opened its doors as "Thunder Bay District Native Legal Counselling Services". It is the first indigenous legal clinic in Ontario. Kinna-aweya is the Ojibwa word for "everyone".

Posted:
August 02, 2018
Article source:
Netnewsledger.com

Two years after Jordan, the Ottawa courthouse remains beset by delays

More than 20 per cent of criminal cases in Ottawa are at risk of breaching Supreme Court limits on "unreasonable delay" two years after the Jordan decision set new standards for swift justice.

Posted:
July 31, 2018
Article source:
Ottawa Citizen

I am Charity, Hear Me Roar: Court recognizes charities unlimited right to nonpartisan political advocacy for charitable purposes

The Superior Court of Ontario has recognized charities' unlimited right to nonpartisan political advocacy for charitable purposes.

Posted:
July 20, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Nonprofit Network

CRA loses court challenge to its political-activity audits of charities

A ruling by an Ontario judge has wiped out a section of the Income Tax Act limiting political activity by charities.

Posted:
July 18, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)