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Legal Aid Ontario provides legal assistance for low-income people.



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


News

Legal Aid Ontario offices closed for Labour Day weekend
Thursday, September 3

Legal help for uncontested divorce expands into Durham-Frontenac District
Friday, August 28

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation marks 25th anniversary
Wednesday, August 26

LAO boosts annual funding to legal aid clinics
Wednesday, July 29

LAO to consult on development of a domestic violence strategy
Thursday, July 23

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Expanded coverage for bail services
Friday, August 7

LAO establishes permanent funding for refugee appeals
Friday, July 24

Information every panel lawyer should know
Wednesday, July 15

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Effective June 8, 2015

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LAO's strategic directions

Aboriginal Justice Strategy

Domestic Violence Strategy

Mental Health Justice Strategy

Clinic Transformation

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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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