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Deadline extended: Nominate someone for the Sidney B. Linden Access to Justice Award

Published November 15, 2023

Do you know someone who should be recognized for their exceptional work in helping low-income Ontarians with complex legal problems? Tere’s still time to nominate them for the 2023 Sidney B. Linden Access to Justice Award—the deadline has been extended to Friday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. About the award The award is named after Justice Sidney…

Making a difference in peoples’ lives with duty counsel work

Published October 16, 2023

Ash Keyvani, a staff family lawyer at Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) in Newmarket, remembers a mother of two who felt stressed when her former spouse falsely accused her of committing fraud. The ex-husband alleged that she failed to report child support payments from him while she was receiving social assistance at a time when the…

Supporting vulnerable clients motivates duty counsel in Brockville

Published October 16, 2023

Helping a mother of three to access mental health resources and get her life back on track was a rewarding experience for Brockville lawyer Alana Logie. Alana is a staff lawyer in Brockville who provides duty counsel services to people eligible for legal aid. Her client became involved in a domestic dispute with her former…

Painting a realistic picture for clients is key to duty counsel work

Published October 16, 2023

Helping clients navigate the justice system and court process is one of the most satisfying aspects of duty counsel work. That’s the view of Steven Akman, who has been serving as a staff lawyer for Legal Aid Ontario in Belleville for the past 10 years. That role includes working as duty counsel, assisting clients at court…

Working toward Reconciliation

Published September 28, 2023

On Sept. 30, Canadians will pause to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Also known as Orange Shirt Day, it is an opportunity to acknowledge the painful legacy of the residential school system and the trauma experienced by survivors. This year, the day of observance will fall on Monday, Oct. 2. At Legal Aid…

Legal Aid Ontario will be closed on October 2

Published September 25, 2023

Please note that we will be closed on Monday, Oct. 2 to commemorate Truth and Reconciliation Day. Offices and the call centre will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 3. 

Call for 2023 nominations for the Sidney B. Linden Access to Justice Award

Published September 20, 2023

It’s time to send in your nominations for the Sidney B. Linden Access to Justice Award! The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2023. The award is named after Justice Sidney B. Linden, the first chair of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), who has been involved with legal aid for over 38 years. LAO created the…

Legal Aid Ontario to strengthen services for Indigenous clients

Published May 10, 2023

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is strengthening its services, programs and supports for Indigenous clients by bringing Indigenous client services together into one department: the Indigenous Services Department (ISD). The ISD will be led by an associate vice president of Indigenous Services. Reporting to the vice president of Strategy and Public Affairs, the associate vice president…

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