legal aid


  • Lawyers criticize cuts to Legal Aid Ontario

    Lawyers criticize cuts to Legal Aid Ontario

    Apr 29, 2019

    A number of lawyers spoke out in support of Legal Aid Ontario at Queen’s Park, saying the provincial government has released incorrect figures that are misleading the public about the number of clients it serves.

  • Harness non-profits for access to justice

    Jan 21, 2019

    Far too many Ontarians cannot access justice because they cannot afford a lawyer and do not qualify for Legal Aid. This undermines our legal system and the reputation of our profession.

  • Sexual assault cases to come before SCC

    Sexual assault cases to come before SCC

    Jan 7, 2019

    The Supreme Court of Canada is going to hear two cases this year about the threshold for a sexual assault defendant to meet for evidence about a complainant’s sexual history to be admissible at trial.

  • Parkdale legal clinic may have to move

    Parkdale legal clinic may have to move

    Dec 10, 2018

    Parkdale Community Legal Services says it may be out of its location on Queen Street West. The organization received a termination notice on Oct. 16 to vacate its lease by Jan. 1, 2019, said Johanna Macdonald, clinic director of Parkdale Community Legal Services.

  • LSO has responsibility to legal aid: Schabas

    LSO has responsibility to legal aid: Schabas

    Jun 18, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario is now better prepared to step up in engaging with Legal Aid Ontario, after years of distance between the two organizations, says outgoing treasurer Paul Schabas. Schabas — who on June 28 leaves the role of treasurer of the regulatory body — says that a deeper relationship with Legal Aid Ontario is one of the most enduring things he accomplished in the role.

  • Family law matters

    Mar 19, 2018

    Legal aid funding is a tricky matter. There are limited resources for unlimited issues with the justice system, a sentiment I have often heard repeated by those tasked with figuring out how best to prioritize certain public policy issues with the public purse.

  • Lawyers pan minister’s response to legal aid study

    Lawyers pan minister’s response to legal aid study

    Mar 19, 2018

    Lawyers say that the federal justice minister’s response to recommendations by a Commons committee on how to improve legal aid in Canada is disappointing.

  • Lawyers fight LAO over termination

    Lawyers fight LAO over termination

    Feb 26, 2018

    A criminal defence lawyer has taken Legal Aid Ontario to court to try to get his name back on the agency’s duty counsel panel after he was fired.

  • LSO examines its role in legal aid

    LSO examines its role in legal aid

    Jan 29, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario is looking to reinvigorate its role when it comes to legal aid.

  • Ontario community legal clinics unveil new shared space

    Ontario community legal clinics unveil new shared space

    Oct 16, 2017

    The Co-operative of Specialty Community Legal Clinics of Ontario unveiled their new shared space at 55 University Ave. in Toronto on Oct. 12. Here, eight legal clinics operate, thanks to funding from the Province of Ontario and Legal Aid Ontario.

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A legal battle over audio and video recordings of court proceedings may be headed to the Supreme Court of Canada. Do you think Ontario courts should allow audio and video recordings of court proceedings in Ontario to be released by parties involved in the matter?
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