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LAO and MAG develop resources for family law cases subject to the Hague Service Convention

Published November 27, 2017

  In June 2016, the Divisional Court released its decision in Wang v. Lin. The court held that the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters (Hague Service Convention) applies to family law cases. This means that, when a respondent lives in a country that is signatory to…

LAO reintroducing merit consideration for Consent and Capacity Board appeals

Published November 6, 2017

Legal Aid Ontario’s Mental Health Appeals program will once again consider merit for Consent and Capacity (CCB) appeals, beginning November 20, 2017. Appeals with little or no merit will no longer be funded. The new merit assessment test will include a mandatory stage, requiring area committees to consider reasonable likelihood of success of appeals based…

Expansion of Judicial Pre-Trial pilot process

Published September 21, 2016

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is working with the Ontario Court of Justice, criminal defence bar and the Ministry of the Attorney General on a pilot project to fund matters in participating Ontario Court of Justice locations where a second JPT or substantially similar event has been scheduled. This pilot will run until March 31, 2018…

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