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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.


News

Licensed paralegal expertise helps LAO’s Adrea Smith support clients
Friday, November 7

Legal Aid Ontario offices will be closed on November 11 in honour of Remembrance Day
Wednesday, November 5

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

Blog

How lawyers resolve family law disputes
Wed, 26 Nov 2014
This past July I was able to sample the views of 167 lawyers and judges attending the Federation's National Family Law Program in Whistler, ...

Chip O’Connor, criminal lawyer, talks access to justice
Mon, 10 Nov 2014
This post is part of our Personal perspectives on access to justice series. Justice is not something you can hold in your hand, or ...

Lawyers

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Legal Aid Online will be… offline December 11 to 15
Wednesday, November 12

Certificate clean-up process for Legal Aid Online
Wednesday, November 5

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

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.
Clearer billing processes, faster payments, more support


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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