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Legal aid advisory groups

Last updated: December 21, 2009


Announced October 8, 2009, five advisory groups worked to improve the legal aid system and give advice to the Attorney General.

A MAG initiative, each group looked at how the recent $150 million investment by the government can best support the most vulnerable Ontarians and help drive significant reforms in our courts.

John McCamus, Board Chair of Legal Aid Ontario, chaired each of the five working groups, and Justice Sidney Linden assisted each group. The groups included representatives from Legal Aid Ontario, Ontario Bar Association, Criminal Lawyer’s Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, Family Lawyers Association, Refugee Lawyers Association, the County and District Law Presidents’ Association, the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Association of Family Mediators, the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario and the Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation.

Letter to the Attorney General
Letter from John McCamus, Chair of the LAO Board of Directors, and Justice Sidney Linden, to the Attorney General with the advice obtained during the Legal Aid Advisory Committee process.

Groups focused on one of the following areas:

Major Criminal Cases


October 26 Meeting

Agenda

Meeting Notes

Material: Introduction and Background

Material: Discussion Primer/Overview & Issues

Material: LAO LeSage-Code Submission


November 16 Meeting

Agenda

Meeting Notes

Material: Expenditure and Revenue Information

Material: Handout

 

General information

Terms of Reference

Membership


Standard Criminal Cases


October 27 Meeting

Agenda

Meeting Notes

Material: Introduction and Background

Material: Overview and Issues


November 23 Meeting

Agenda

Meeting Notes

Material Expenditure & Revenue Information

Material: Handout

General information

Membership
Legal Aid Adviosry Committee: Standard Criminal Cases

Terms of Reference


Family Law


November 10 Meeting

Agenda

Meeting Notes

Material: Introduction and Background

Material: Handout


December 1 Meeting

Agenda

Meeting Notes

Material: Expenditure and Revenue Information

Material: Handout

General information

Membership
Legal Aid Advisory Committee: Family Law

Terms of Reference


Poverty Law


November 5 Meeting

Agenda

Meeting Notes

Material: Introduction and Background

Material: Handout

Material: Trebilcock Report

Material: Poverty Reduction Strategy


November 30 Meeting

Agenda

Meeting Notes

Material: Expenditure & Revenue Information

Material: Handout

Material: Connecting Across Language and Distance

Material: Exploring the Expansion of CLEONet

General information

Membership
Legal Aid Advisory Committee: Poverty

Terms of Reference


Immigration and Refugee Law


November 9 Meeting

Agenda - November 9

Notes - November 9

Material - Introduction & Background

Material - Handout


December 7 Meeting

Agenda - December 7

Notes - December 7

Material - Handout

Material - Expenditure and Revenue Information

General

Membership
Legal Aid Advisory Committee: Immigration and Refugee Law

Terms of Reference