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Family Law Information Program (FLIP)
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LAO working with lawyers to provide additional family services in northwest Ontario
Tuesday, July 22

Legal Aid Ontario welcomes increased financial eligibility
Monday, July 14

Legal Aid Ontario to fund 15 clinic projects
Tuesday, July 8

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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Deadline now Aug. 8 to weigh in on family law conflict management pilot
Monday, July 14

IRB hearing hours now added to legacy claim PIF certificates
Wednesday, July 9

Independent legal advice certificates available province-wide
Thursday, July 3

Legal Aid Online

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


Parkdale Project Read: community-based adult literacy
Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Pictured above: A group of Parkdale Project Read students saying “thank you”. The relationships between literacy levels, poverty and access to justice are well ...

Connecting Ottawa: Linking people with communications challenges to legal information
Thu, 24 Jul 2014
When people have difficulty communicating, they have difficulty accessing justice. This is the theme for the recently-established Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa network. Spearheaded by South ...

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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Legal Aid Ontario to fund 15 clinic projects
Tuesday, July 8

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