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News

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

Legal Aid Ontario publishes financial eligibility guidelines for clients experiencing domestic violence
Tuesday, May 12

Legal Aid Ontario to fund new services in Treaty #3 territory
Monday, May 11

Windsor’s Bilingual Health and Social Service Hub celebrates its official opening
Thursday, April 30

Legal Aid Ontario welcomes government’s continued commitment to legal aid
Monday, April 27

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FYI family lawyers: New policy directive for Children’s Aid Societies on hair strand testing
Friday, May 8

Deadline postponed for self-reporting
Thursday, May 7

Updated features for duty counsel on Legal Aid Online
Tuesday, April 28

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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.
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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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