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The government charges application fees for refugee matters

Published March 22, 2016

Even if you are a refugee claimant eligible for legal aid and even if you have a legal aid certificate, you still have to pay Citizenship and Immigration Canada application and filing fees for your refugee and immigration matters. For instance, refugee claimants have to pay…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Legal Aid Ontario invests $3.3 million in 54 provincial legal aid clinics

Published March 15, 2016

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is investing $3.3 million in funding to expand client services by addressing the unmet needs of low-income Ontarians and vulnerable or specific client groups. The money will go to 54 legal aid clinics to support collaborations between and among clinics and…

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…

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…

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…


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