Ontario Government Consultation on Family Legal Services

Should the delivery of family legal services be expanded to include people who are not lawyers, such as paralegals, law clerks, and law students? Comments requested by April 30, 2016.

 

Posted:
February 10, 2016
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 10 February 2016

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
February 10, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

March & April: FREE Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO

When: Selected dates in March and April 2016, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: HALCO Boardroom, 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto

Workshop topics include medical marijuana, citizenship applications, drug benefit program, criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, and HIV and private insurance.

Posted:
February 10, 2016
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Reasonable Doubt: Why better access to justice is every Canadian's issue

Chances are, says Dr. Julie McFarlane in this NOW column, you can't afford a lawyer if a legal dispute arises. That's where the National Database of Professionals Assisting Self-Represented Litigants comes in.

Posted:
February 10, 2016
Article source:
NOW

Witness memories: Trauma prompts brain to focus on survival, not 'peripheral details'

The reliability of episodic memory took a central role last week in the ongoing criminal trial of former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi.

Posted:
February 10, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

March 10: Domestic Violence in the Workplace Webinar

When: Thursday, March 10th, 2016, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST

Where: Online

This is a webinar presented by Barb MacQuarrie, Community Director, Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University.

Posted:
February 09, 2016
Article source:
Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children

Information about class action lawsuit for people who lived at Schedule 1 facilities or institutions in Ontario

If you lived in any of the places listed, check the dates beside the name of the place where you lived. If you lived there between those dates, then you may be part of the lawsuit.

Posted:
February 09, 2016
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

Nation 'can and must do better' say ministers of child treatment

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal released a groundbreaking decision that some see as a precedent for improving chronically underfunded First Nations child welfare services.

Posted:
February 09, 2016
Article source:
The Lawyers Weekly

How are witnesses prepped in sexual assault trials?

Three lawyers and a sexual violence worker explain what kind of preparation survivors might expect to get, with or without a lawyer.

Posted:
February 09, 2016
Article source:
CityNews.ca

Reflections on Week One of the Ghomeshi Trial

A professor on the faculty of the University of Alberta law school comments on the Ghomeshi trial.

Posted:
February 09, 2016
Article source:
ABlawg.ca