News in Legal System
The Law Foundation has released a consultation guide and begun formal consultations for its Linguistic and Rural Access to Justice Project.
The Law Commission of Ontario has launched a public consultation on the law as it affects older persons. This consultation is the first stage of a larger project that is expected to develop a new approach to this area of the law.
Legal Aid Ontario gives the Sidney B. Linden Award annually to honour someone who has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to helping low-income people in Ontario.
The Law Foundation of Ontario has updated its bilingual web site and included information on the site about its new granting application process.
The Law Foundation of Ontario has selected seven public interest organizations for the 2009-2010 term of its Public Interest Articling Fellowships program.
The provincial government is calling for nominations for the Attorney General's Victims Services Awards of Distinction, which recognize the outstanding achievements of people who provide support to victims of crime.
A $35-million class-action lawsuit against Ontario's Attorney General alleges that incompetent government-appointed court interpreters have led to miscarriages of justice and even wrongful convictions.
A pregnant woman being held in jail to compel her testimony against her boyfriend, who is accused of abusing her, says she hopes he will be acquitted.
Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO) has opened a legal resource centre for people who cannot afford legal representation for civil matters at the Toronto Superior Court of Justice. The two-year pilot project, called Law Help Ontario, is based in the same building as the Superior Court of Justice.
Family court lawyers are stunned at learning how the government and opposition MPs recently rushed a bill through the House of Commons that touches the heart of Canadaâ€™s justice system -- the courts.