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)

Ontario Justice Partners Launch French language website to help people understand their legal problems

Led by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), Justice pas-à-pas and Steps to Justice are collaborative projects of leading justice sector organizations. 

Posted:
November 29, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Pro Bono Ontario secures funding to keep Law Help Centres open another year

Pro Bono Ontario has announced it will be keeping its Law Help Centres for unrepresented litigants open throughout 2019.

Posted:
November 28, 2018
Article source:
Pro Bono Ontario

How Justin Clark's fight for independence transformed disability rights in Canada

Clark, who was born with cerebral palsy, sued his parents for the right to make his own decisions.

Posted:
November 27, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Taxpayer Ombudsman makes her way to northeastern Ontario in taxpayer town halls

A series of town halls are scheduled in Sudbury and Timmins this week to provide people with information regarding taxpayer rights and CRA service issues.

Posted:
November 27, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Proposed criminal law changes threaten vulnerable, legal clinic head warns

Amendments to Canada's criminal law may end up barring law students from representing vulnerable clients in criminal courts, warns the head of Western University's legal clinic.

Posted:
November 26, 2018
Article source:
London Free Press