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Apr 03, 2018, 15:33 ET Helping legal aid clinics do more for low-income Ontarians

TORONTO, April 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Thanks to an investment from the province of Ontario to ensure that more low-income Ontarians can obtain legal services, community legal clinics and student legal aid...


Jan 10, 2018, 11:09 ET A new legal aid clinic for Black Ontarians

TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC), a new independent legal clinic, has been formed with the mandate of serving the legal needs of Black Ontarians. BLAC is a...


Aug 16, 2017, 18:19 ET Statement from Legal Aid Ontario President & CEO David Field about the African Canadian Legal Clinic

TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - The Clinic Committee of Legal Aid Ontario's Board of Directors has decided, under its dispute resolution process, to withdraw LAO's funding of the African Canadian...


Jul 17, 2017, 19:30 ET Improving access to justice for racialized communities

Legal Aid Ontario's Racialized Community Strategy goes on the road to meet with communities TORONTO, July 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is developing a strategy to identify the legal needs ...


Jun 27, 2017, 14:02 ET Legal Aid Ontario offers funding to Scarborough and Rexdale community organizations to support Black youth

TORONTO, June 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is providing $100,000 of funding to a project headed by two GTA-based organizations to provide services to Black students facing suspension or...


Jun 22, 2017, 13:18 ET Legal Aid Ontario offers funding to Ottawa community organization to support Black youth

TORONTO, June 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is providing $100,000 of funding to a project headed by an Ottawa-based organization to provide services to Black students facing suspension or...


Mar 01, 2017, 10:45 ET LAO offers coverage for second judicial pre-trials across Ontario

Judicial pre-trials help resolve criminal cases early and reduce costly delays TORONTO, March 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is working to decrease criminal court delays and better support...


Oct 07, 2016, 13:30 ET Legal Aid Ontario disputes "inaccurate and misleading" claims by Society of Energy Professionals

TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) objects to an inaccurate, incomplete and misleading media release by the Society of Energy Professionals ("Legal Aid Ontario Thwarts Democracy by ...


Sep 06, 2016, 14:42 ET Logging in to access justice: Wired Justice first conference to look at technology and legal aid

Sept 8 & 9, 2016 web conference on disruptive technologies for expanding legal aid is a co-production of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), the Legal Services Society of BC, and Osgoode Hall Law School...


Dec 16, 2015, 11:28 ET Legal Aid Ontario launches financial eligibility app

TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is launching a mobile phone application (app) to help people determine whether they are financially eligible for a legal aid certificate. The...


Dec 14, 2015, 13:15 ET Legal Aid Ontario announces new CEO

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Field, a senior executive at Legal Aid Ontario, as its new President and Chief Executive...


Sep 21, 2015, 08:00 ET LAO boosts student legal aid clinics' funding

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will increase the funding of each Student Legal Aid Services Society by $100,000 annually. As a result, these clinics will provide additional...


Jul 29, 2015, 07:00 ET LAO boosts annual funding to legal aid clinics

TORONTO, July 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is investing an additional $1.5 million in community legal aid clinics with the fewest resources per low-income person in the 2015/16 fiscal...


Jun 08, 2015, 16:26 ET Legal Aid Ontario expands services in several areas

TORONTO, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is continuing the most significant and rapid increase in eligibility for legal aid certificates in more than 25 years. This historic initiative...


May 14, 2015, 09:00 ET LAO signs funding agreement with the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC)

TORONTO, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will provide the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) with $100,000 over two years to provide post-conviction legal services...


Mar 12, 2015, 07:00 ET Legal Aid Ontario funding expands Gladue services to four new locations

TORONTO, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is providing funding to Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto (ALST) for four additional Gladue report writers. ALST, a leader in Gladue...


Dec 02, 2014, 14:33 ET Legal Aid Ontario's 2014 Sidney B. Linden award to go to William A. (Bill) Sullivan

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will honour the 2014 Sidney B. Linden award recipient, lawyer William A. (Bill) Sullivan, at a ceremony hosted by LAO's Board Chair John McCamus...


Nov 27, 2014, 06:00 ET Gladue report services to expand in Ontario's North

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation (NALSC) is launching a Gladue report program thanks to funding from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO). The funding will allow NALSC to...


Oct 20, 2014, 13:07 ET Families facing child protection proceedings to get more time with their legal aid lawyers

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Starting Nov. 3, 2014, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will provide more time for lawyers to help clients who are involved in a court proceeding with a child protection agency. ...


Oct 08, 2014, 07:30 ET Legal Aid Ontario invests in initiative to support domestic violence survivors

TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is investing $600,000 over three years in a partnership with Luke's Place, a centre devoted solely to improving the safety and experience of...


Sep 02, 2014, 13:07 ET Legal Aid Ontario funding family law services at university-based student legal aid societies

TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is providing over $2 million over three years to six university-operated legal clinics to provide family law services for low-income Ontarians....


Jul 09, 2014, 16:35 ET Legal Aid Ontario to fund 15 clinic projects

TORONTO, July 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is committing $9 million over the next three years to help community and legal aid clinics improve access to justice and outcomes for low-income...


Jul 08, 2014, 08:00 ET Legal Aid Ontario supports development of mental health disabilities and addictions intake tool

TORONTO, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is partnering with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee...


Jul 03, 2014, 08:51 ET LAO now covering cost of lawyer for separation agreements

TORONTO, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Eligible clients who are separating from their spouse can now get help from a Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) lawyer to negotiate and draw up a legally-binding separation...


Jul 03, 2014, 08:50 ET Undergoing mediation? Both parties may be eligible for family lawyers

TORONTO, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Separating couples who choose mediation may now both be eligible for legal aid family lawyers as Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) expands its pilot province-wide. Starting July...