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LAO outlines its strategy to help mental health clients

Published March 11, 2016

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) released its Mental Health Strategy today, outlining new programs and services to better help clients with mental health or addiction issues. “Thanks to the efforts of Legal Aid Ontario, more Ontarians who suffer from mental illness will now have a voice in our legal system.” – Madeleine Meilleur, Attorney General of…

Congratulations to Yolande Edwards for receiving the Lincoln Alexander ’53 Award

Published February 26, 2016

Click here to download image. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Yolande Edwards, LAO’s manager at the Scarborough Criminal Duty Counsel Office, was presented with the Honourable Lincoln Alexander ’53 Award from the Black Law Students’ Association at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. “Working at LAO has given me an opportunity to do what I love:…

Toronto North District office grand opening

Published February 17, 2016

Need help from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) and live in Etobicoke, North York or Scarborough? We’re officially opening the doors to our new Toronto North district office in North York and you’re invited to drop by and meet our staff. Event details Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Location: 45 Sheppard Ave….

Paralegal Louise Desjardins thrived in LAO’s paralegal study

Published February 10, 2016

LAO’s paralegal study LAO’s paralegal study, running from 2014 to 2016 in Ottawa, London, Brampton and Hamilton courthouses, will examine how inter-professional legal teams of lawyers, paralegals and legal aid workers can provide clients with better access to justice in a cost-effective manner. Paralegals are licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the same…

2015 Sidney B. Linden award goes to Bob Richardson

Published January 28, 2016

Click here to download image. TORONTO- On February 25, 2016, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will celebrate the accomplishments of criminal lawyer Bob Richardson, the Sidney B. Linden award winner for 2015, at the Law Society of Upper Canada. Mr. Richardson has earned the respect of Ontario’s judiciary and Ontario’s most marginalized clients for his success…

Paralegal and mentor lawyer prove to be a powerful legal team

Published January 21, 2016

LAO’s paralegal study LAO’s paralegal study, running from 2014 to 2016 in Ottawa, London, Brampton and Hamilton courthouses, will examine how inter-professional legal teams of lawyers, paralegals and legal aid workers can provide clients with better access to justice in a cost-effective manner. Paralegals are licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the same…

Lawyer satisfaction survey results for 2015

Published January 18, 2016

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)’s lawyer satisfaction survey for 2015 found that the percentage of lawyers who view LAO positively in all areas surveyed has increased, compared to 2014. For instance, 62.7 per cent of lawyers are happier with staff service, and 37.6 per cent are happier with billing, compared to 53.4 per cent and 29.9…

Gladue Reports: not just a sentencing report

Published March 13, 2015

By Chad Kicknosway Chad Kicknosway is Ojibway and a graduate of law. He is currently a Gladue caseworker with Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto and has been authoring Gladue reports for the past four years. v. Gladue, [1999] 1 S.C.R. 688 The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Gladue is a significant recognition of…


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