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Young persons’ diversion hotline

Published May 2, 2019

If you’re 17 and under and have been arrested for a non-violent crime, you and your parents may want to call the hotline at 1-855-953-1427 as soon as possible.

Big Case Management (BCM)

Published May 1, 2019

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) sets budgets for criminal cases expected to cost more than $20,000. In these cases, LAO establishes individual budgets instead of using its hourly rate and number of hours available to pay lawyers. LAO works with the lawyer to tailor a budget that meets…

Aboriginal Justice Strategy

Published May 1, 2019

In 2007, LAO began developing an Aboriginal Justice Strategy to help meet the needs of First Nations communities across Ontario. From 2008-2013, this Strategy achieved measurable improvements in services to Aboriginal people and has been extended through 2018 to expand services…

School disciplinary hearings

Published May 1, 2019

Throughout Legal Aid Ontario’s Racialized Communities Strategy’s early engagement sessions with various stakeholders, the issue of discrimination and school disciplinary hearings has been consistently raised.

Racialized Communities Strategy

Published May 1, 2019

LAO has committed to developing a multi-year, multi-faceted, province-wide racialized communities strategy that will build upon the services and supports that LAO already has in place.

Services to support Aboriginal people

Published May 1, 2019

LAO provides appropriate legal representation to people who self-identify as Aboriginal. We train our staff lawyers to help them understand the legal issues that impact Aboriginal people in the Canadian justice system. In addition, we require lawyers who represent Aboriginal…

Separation agreement certificates

Published May 1, 2019

LAO covers the cost of up to 10 hours with a family lawyer to help financially eligible clients draw up a separation agreement. The spouse of a financially eligible client may also be eligible if the spouse earns up to a maximum of $50,000.

Financial eligibility for Legal Aid Ontario

Published April 1, 2019

Information about the eligibility threshold for LAO certificate services, duty counsel, and summary legal advice services. Handout for the period of April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. (8.5 x 11″ / colour)


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