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New Legal Aid Services Act, 2020 receives royal assent

Published July 16, 2020

The new Legal Aid Services Act, 2020, part of Bill 161, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, 2020, has been passed by the Ontario legislature. The new act establishes a new framework for Legal Aid Ontario to provide legal aid services to low‑income Ontarians. At the…

Sidney B. Linden Award presented to Timothy Lutes

Published June 19, 2020

In a virtual ceremony at the Legal Aid Ontario board meeting on June 19, 2020, Timothy Lutes, a staff lawyer working in LAO’s Provincial Case Management Office, was formally honoured with the Sidney B. Linden Award. The Sidney B. Linden Award is given by Legal Aid…

Sidney B. Linden award ceremony postponed

Published March 13, 2020

In light of recent concerns with COVID‑19, Legal Aid Ontario has decided to defer the Sidney B. Linden award presentation which was scheduled for March 26. The award ceremony will be rescheduled to another date to be announced. Like everyone in the legal…

Legal Aid Ontario: Race-based data for legal aid certificates 2019-20

Published July 10, 2020

As part of its commitment to better serve its clients, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) began in 2018 to ask its clients to voluntarily indicate if they self-identified as part of a racialized group and, if so, how they identified themselves. Over the past two years, 85 per cent of…

Confronting anti-Black racism

Published June 5, 2020

A message from David Field, president and CEO, Legal Aid Ontario The past several days have been some of the most troubling this past year. As I watch the news, I am saddened and angered by the anti-Black racism and police brutality we have seen on both sides of the border….

COVID-19: Update on our client services

Published March 18, 2020

We are working with justice partners to ensure the safety of our clients, in our effort against COVID‑19 (coronavirus). We are following advice provided by the Ministry of Health, Chief Medical Officer of Health and Public Health Officials, and we are committed to keeping…

2019 Sidney B. Linden award goes to Timothy Lutes

Published February 5, 2020

This year’s recipient of the Sidney B. Linden Award is Timothy Lutes, a staff lawyer with Legal Aid Ontario’s Provincial Case Management Office. The Sidney B. Linden Award, is given by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) to exceptional individuals who help low‑income…


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