Supreme Court strikes down 'cruel and unusual' mandatory victim surcharge

In a landmark group of cases, the Supreme Court today struck down the mandatory victim surcharge, finding that it was cruel and unusual in its effects on people living in poverty.

Posted:
December 14, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

CLEO’s Executive Director on The Agenda -Improving Legal Aid and Access to Justice

CLEO’s Executive Director Julie Mathews participated in a panel on The Agenda discussing the importance of informing low income and marginalized communities about their legal rights and how critical our legal aid system is to access to justice in Ontario

Posted:
December 13, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

Law Society of Ontario to mandate pay for articling students

The LSO has decided to approve a proposal to mandate pay for articling students and audit the firms where they work beginning May 1, 2021.

Posted:
December 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Hearst councillor Gaetan Baillargeon says province changing rules on pledging allegiance to the Crown

The province will provide an alternate declaration which will allow publicly elected officials to be sworn in without pledging allegiance to the Crown.

Posted:
December 11, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ottawa reaches agreement in principle to settle Indian Day School class-action lawsuit

The settlement will include individual compensation, legal fees, and $200 million for healing and wellness.

Posted:
December 07, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

This Parkdale legal clinic has helped tenants fight landlords for nearly 50 years. Now it's the one being evicted

The clinic has been served with a termination notice by landlord Martin Usher ordering it to vacate the office space it has rented for 18 years by Jan. 1, 2019. 

Posted:
December 07, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Disciplining Brampton judge for advocacy work would send 'message of despair', lawyer argues

A misconduct case involving a judge who started a black advocacy group risks creating a chilling effect on judicial involvement in the community, a disciplinary panel was told on Tuesday.

Posted:
December 06, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario reviewing law after Indigenous councillor refuses oath to the Queen

The issue arose in Hearst, Ont., where Gaetan Baillargeon said he was forced to vacate the seat he recently won in a general election because he wouldn't take the oath.

Posted:
December 06, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

How new federal legislation could hurt law students — and the people who rely on their services

Bill C-75 could strip law students of opportunities to gain practical experience. It could also deny some Ontarians their best shot at legal representation.

Posted:
December 05, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

Steps to Justice now has information about your right to court proceedings in French

Justice pas-à-pas vous fournit maintenant des informations sur votre droit à une procédure judiciaire en français.

Posted:
December 05, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)