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Reminder: LAO staff cannot accept holiday gifts
Monday, December 15

2014 Sidney B. Linden award goes to Toronto lawyer William A. (Bill) Sullivan
Thursday, November 27

Gladue report services to expand in Ontario’s North
Thursday, November 27

Blog

Remembering the women who have lost their lives to violence
Thu, 18 Dec 2014
By Michelle Squires Twenty five years ago on Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered by an armed man in the name of “fighting ...

Dr. Meb Rashid of Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care: How healthcare cuts are failing refugees
Thu, 11 Dec 2014
Dr. Meb Rashid is a Toronto-based physician who specializes in refugee healthcare. He is a co-founding physician of Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care. Healthcare ...

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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 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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LAO responds to GTA clinic transformation project concerns
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