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Toronto Star column on Legal Aid Ontario
Friday, March 27

Peel York District office grand opening
Wednesday, March 25

How LAO allocated the new funding to clinics
Tuesday, March 24

Blog

Making prison needle exchange programs work in Canada – Part 4
Thu, 19 Mar 2015
This is the fourth of four unique perspectives on prison needle and syringe programs. It explains why such programs are essential, what is ...

Gladue Reports: not just a sentencing report
Fri, 13 Mar 2015
The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Gladue is a significant recognition of the position of Aboriginal offenders in the Canadian criminal ...

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Better Billing Bulletin (B3) volume 47 now available
Wednesday, February 4

How to fix small or missing text when printing Legal Aid Online pages
Monday, February 2

LAO board approves new refugee and immigration panel standards
Thursday, January 8

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Aboriginal Justice Strategy

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News

Gladue reports: not just a sentencing report
Aboriginal Justice Strategy | Feb. 19, 2015

Hard drumming to restore community harmony
Aboriginal Justice Strategy | Feb. 19, 2015

The "I Do Care" project
Mental Health Strategy | Jan. 19, 2015

Legal aid clinics

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Clinic transformation

The GTA Clinic Transformation Project is based on recommendations in the discussion document Refining the delivery of client-centred poverty law, developed by six community legal clinics in Toronto.

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Compensation increase 2014/15
Monday, February 23



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