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COVID-19: Emergency legal aid services set to change

Published May 3, 2021

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is setting new temporary financial eligibility thresholds for domestic violence and child protection matters that will come into effect May 3, 2021 until September 30, 2021 for non‑Indigenous applicants. Financial eligibility criteria for…

2020 Sidney B. Linden award goes to Danny Morton

Published March 8, 2021

The Sidney B. Linden Award for 2020 is awarded to Danny Morton, a lawyer with the Indigenous Justice Division of the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG). The Sidney B. Linden Award is given by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) to exceptional individuals who help low‑income…

Legal Aid Ontario welcomes Jennifer Gold to Board of Directors

Published December 17, 2020

On behalf of Legal Aid Ontario, I’m pleased to welcome Jennifer Gold to the Board of LAO. Jennifer brings a wealth of experience, particularly in her practice of Family Law and Mediation with Wood Gold LLP, and as President of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario. We…

Legal Aid Ontario welcomes new directors to its Board

Published March 4, 2021

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is pleased to welcome four additional directors to its board. These new board members bring considerable experience in a wide range of legal practices. The new directors include: Bryn Gray, a partner at McCarthy Tétrault, who specializes in…

Congratulations Vanier community legal clinic!

Published January 28, 2021

LAO congratulates the Vanier Community Service Centre (CSC) for achieving full four-year accreditation through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA). The community legal clinic has worked diligently since 1980 to improve the quality of life for citizens of…

Call for 2020 nominations for the Sidney B. Linden Award

Published September 15, 2020

It’s time to send in your nominations for the Sidney B. Linden Award! The deadline for submission is Friday, October 30, 2020, at 5 p.m. The award is named after Justice Sidney B. Linden, the first chair of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), who has been involved with legal aid…

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…

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