Helping women facing violence

Deepa Mattoo's work at the Barbra Schlifer legal clinic is part of a long-term strategy to train a new breed of lawyer.

Posted:
June 27, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

All LAO immigration and refugee services will continue after July 1, 2017

As a result of intensive stakeholder consultations and ongoing discussions with government, LAO has decided to continue immigration and refugee services at the current level at this time.

Posted:
June 27, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

Trump's travel ban comes back: What you need to know and what's happened so far

After months of court challenges, Trump's ban on travel from six Muslim-majority countries is going ahead – but only in part, and with lots of questions looming over it.

Posted:
June 27, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Double-dipping lawyers in Ontario may be thing of the past

The Law Society of Upper Canada is tackling the issue of how personal injury lawyers get paid.

Posted:
June 27, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Closing the Gap Policy Forum Launches An Agenda for Change

The Closing the Gap team released its latest report – An Agenda for Change – at a Policy Forum on June 19, 2017.

Posted:
June 27, 2017
Article source:
Closing the Gap Team

Federal government passes law to end 'second-class citizenship'

Ottawa has passed citizenship changes that critics say strike the right balance between removing barriers for immigrants to become full Canadians and protecting the integrity of the system.

Posted:
June 26, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Cornwall legal clinic: Change at the top

The community legal clinic in Cornwall has a new name and a new executive director.

Posted:
June 26, 2017
Article source:
Cornwall Standard Freeholder

June 29: Ontario Basic Income Pilot information session, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: West Thunder Community Centre, 915 Edward St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6R2

This is a free session with a short presentation on the OBIP, followed by a question and answer period.

Posted:
June 26, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Rents in Ontario can be hiked 1.8 per cent in 2018 under new guidelines

The Ontario Ministry of Housing has set the rate based on the provincial consumer price index, which measures inflation.

Posted:
June 26, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

July 11-13: Presentations on Steps to Justice in Ottawa

When: July 11, 12, and 13, 2017, various times

Where: Various locations in Ottawa

These are workshops for front-line workers on Steps to Justice, a new website that gives reliable, step-by-step information on common legal problems in family law, housing, and more.

Posted:
June 26, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)