News in Legal System
Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci delivers a report Tuesday on whether on-reserve aboriginals have been systematically excluded from Ontario's juries.
Legal Aid Ontario is pioneering an innovative service delivery model in Barrie and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
A UK researcher reports on Canadian public legal education (PLE) projects, including Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), with a view to helping develop the practice of the PLE community in England and Wales.
Weblab in English: Friday February 22nd 2013 at 9:30 AM PST / 12:30 PM EST
Make sure to register at http://clbc.webex.com!
Weblab en français: le vendredi 22 février 2013 à 11 h 00 HNP / 14 h 00 HNE
Inscrivez-vous au http://clbc.webex.com!
PLEI Connect is a project to help organizations across Canada identify and share technology tools to effectively deliver public legal education and information (PLEI) services. Key components of this project are webinars and web labs in English and French. This month's webinar and web lab in English will be on the subject of Delivering PLEI Training Using Technology including webinars, on-line courses and live streaming events. There are still spaces available in Friday's web lab.
Recordings of 4th set of PLEI Connect Webinars Now Available! / Les enregistrements des 4èmes webinaires maintenant disponibles!
The 4th PLEI Connect webinar, Delivering PLEI Training Using Technology, is now available.
Alberta court rules police must provide an accused with internet access to exercise their right to counsel
After a 19-year old accused man struggled to find a lawyer using the telephone, the court ruled that police must provide an accused with Internet access in order to exercise their right to counsel.
A couple in a common-law relationship shouldn't have to testify against each other, the same way married people can't provide evidence in court against their spouse, the Superior Court has ruled.
A Macleans article discusses what happens when do-it-yourselfers flood a system set up for lawyers and judges.
PLEI Connect - 3rd Web lab: PLE for Mobile - Jan 29, 2013 12:30 p.m. EST To register, please visit: http://clbc.webex.com
PLEI Connect is a project to help organizations across Canada identify and share technology tools to effectively deliver public legal education and information (PLEI) services. Key components of this project are webinars and web labs. There is still space available in this month's web lab on the subject of PLEI for mobile.
As profiled in this CBC article, the free, confidential, and anonymous site is called teenlegalhelpline.org and will connect Ontario teenagers in need of legal advice with lawyers via online queries.