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News

The details on Legal Aid Ontario’s new financial eligibility guidelines
Friday, October 31

LAO financial eligibility threshold to rise, Nov. 1
Thursday, October 30

Carole Dahan honoured with a CARLA award from the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
Monday, October 27

Blog

Extending the reach of legal aid – The Halton Legal Health Check-Up project
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
In an effort to overcome the realties of unmet legal needs in South Western Ontario, the Halton Community Legal Services (HCLS) has created ...

Ed Montigny of ARCH Disability Law Centre talks access to justice
Fri, 17 Oct 2014
This post is part of our Personal perspectives on access to justice series. At its most basic, access to justice means an appropriate level ...

Lawyers

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LAO increases hours available for child protection cases
Monday, October 20

Improvements to certificate billing processes
Tuesday, September 23

Non-litigation certificate coverage
Wednesday, September 10

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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