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News

Lakehead University opens Ontario’s seventh Student Legal Aid Services Society
Monday, July 6

See the great community legal clinic special projects that LAO funded in 2014/15
Tuesday, June 30

Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County officially opens in Guelph’s medical/legal hub
Friday, June 26

Unprecedented multi-year expansion of legal eligibility for criminal, family, refugee and other matters
Monday, June 8

LAO signs funding agreement with the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC)
Thursday, May 14

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Certificate coverage for refugee lawyers
Wednesday, June 24

Immigration & refugee law certificate expansion
Wednesday, June 24

New translation disbursement for refugee certificates
Friday, May 29

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Effective June 8, 2015

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Legal Aid Online

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We’re resolving all concerns about Legal Aid Online raised during extensive consultations with stakeholders in 2013.
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LAO's strategic directions

Aboriginal Justice Strategy

Mental Health Justice Strategy

Clinic Transformation

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

Legal Aid Ontario funds 76 community legal clinics throughout the province. Thirteen of these clinics provide specialty legal services.
Learn more.

Clinic strategy

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.

News

Compensation increase 2014/15
Monday, February 23



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