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Legal Aid Ontario gives low-income people access to a range of legal services tailored to meet their legal needs

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Legal Aid Ontario’s criminal and refugee law information website

Family Law Information Program (FLIP)
A free online resource for families, former spouses and partners about to enter the family justice system.


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.


The access to justice challenges of Chinese Canadians
Mon, 14 Jul 2014
by Avvy Go I have been asked by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) to write a guest blog about my thoughts on access to justice ...

Happy blog birthday to us! Celebrating our first year.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014
We’re celebrating this blog’s one-year birthday, and (at the risk of being self-congratulatory,) happy birthday to us! We didn’t get here alone. We’re thankful ...

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


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