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Legal Aid Ontario advises clinics on strategic plan to transform delivery of poverty law services

Posted on: Friday, May 4, 2012


Fast Facts


In 2010/11:

  • 49% of clinic law services were related to Ontario Disability Support Program work
  • 17% of clinic law services were related to housing
  • 5% of clinic law services were related to Ontario Works
  • 4% of clinic law services were related to immigration/citizenship
  • 1% were related to employment
  • 27% were directed to other legal needs

Clinic law delivery services in Ontario represent more than 200,000 active case files and account for approximately $70 million or 20 per cent of Legal Aid Ontarios $350 million dollar annual budget.

Ontario has 77 law delivery clinics, covering every area of the province:

  • 35 clinics in the GTA, including 13 with a provincial mandate to provide specialty services to particular communities and client groups
  • 10 clinics in the north
  • 17 clinics in the central and east region
  • 15 clinics in the southwest

Questions


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Kristian Justesen
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: 416-979-2352, ext.4782
Email: justesk@lao.on.ca and/or media@lao.on.ca