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Legal Aid Ontario’s criminal and refugee law information website

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A free online resource for families, former spouses and partners about to enter the family justice system.


News

Oshawa Family Law Service Centre grand opening
Wednesday, October 1

Oshawa Family Law Service Centre opens
Tuesday, September 30

Legal Aid Ontario supports Wrongful Conviction Day
Thursday, September 25

Blog

In honour of Wrongful Conviction Day: one wrongfully convicted person’s story
Thu, 25 Sep 2014
"As a wrongly convicted individual who has had the good fortune to finally be set free, I feel a need to do what I ...

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Improvements to certificate billing processes
Tuesday, September 23

Non-litigation certificate coverage
Wednesday, September 10

Proposed refugee & immigration panel standards released
Tuesday, August 26

Legal Aid Online

Lawyers and legal office staff can submit accounts and view their status on the secure Legal Aid Online website.

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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

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Partners Present a Discussion of Mental Health in the Justice System, in Recognition of International Prisoners’ Justice Day
Mental health strategy | July 16, 2014

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

LAO responds to GTA clinic transformation project concerns
Thursday, August 7



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