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The Ontario government has announced upcoming legislation that’d mean adding more sexual abuse offences to an existing list that would lead to medical license revocation for doctors and other health-care professionals. Does this go too far or does it help protect the vulnerable?
Alternative dispuse resolution methods like mediation are growing in prevalence, which begs the question – does mediation need to be regulated?
As the Canadian government plans to announce their bid for the legalization of recreational marijuana on July 1, 2018, concerns are raised on what this will mean for impaired driving cases in the civil and criminal courts.
Bay Street business professionals, predominately lawyers, marched for human rights in Toronto March 1.
Benchers from the Law Society of Upper Canada, including treasurer Paul Schabas, participated in a panel discussion about the law society’s relationship with social change. This panel was part of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Ontario’s 10th Annual Conference and Gala in Toronto Oct. 29.
This is the second video from a panel session put on by The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG), which presented “Imprisoning the Innocent: Bail and Wrongful Convictions in Canada.” Watch the first video in the series here                                                                    

The Opening of the Courts ceremony took place on Sept. 13, 2016. Chief Justices discussed the ongoing importance for the modernization of the courtroom and the need for new technology. 

The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) strives to inform the public on the importance of the people having access to legal resources and education. TAG manager, Sabreena Delhon, elaborates on the organization’s role in the legal landscape and talks about the first-ever Access to Justice Week from Oct. 17 – 21, 2016. For more information on Access to Justice Week, click here: https://theactiongroup.ca/access-to-justice-week/.

Legal Aid Ontario lawyers held three protests in July to push the provincial government to support their attempts to unionize. The lawyers have been in a three-year fight with LAO over collective bargaining rights.
Osgoode Hall Law School's Community Legal Aid Services Programme recently opened an employment law division for Toronto's Jane-Finch community.
Phanath Im, review counsel for the division, talks to Law Times about how things are going so far, and why it was the right time for this division.

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  • Access to Justice
    Access to Justice The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) strives to inform the public on the importance of the people having access to legal resources and…
  • Legal Aid lawyers rally for collective bargaining rights
    Legal Aid lawyers rally for collective bargaining rights Legal Aid Ontario lawyers held three protests in July to push the provincial government to support their attempts to unionize. The lawyers have been in…
  • Jane-Finch community gets employment law help
    Jane-Finch community gets employment law help Osgoode Hall Law School's Community Legal Aid Services Programme recently opened an employment law division for Toronto's Jane-Finch community.Phanath Im, review counsel for the division,…
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