#LEGAL AID ONTARIIO

  • Ontario needs another Leslie Frost, not another Caroline Mulroney

    Jun 24, 2019

    There were lots of reasons to fire Caroline Mulroney. So very, very many reasons.

  • Ontario's legal aid cuts leave David unarmed against Goliath

    Apr 22, 2019

    Last week, the Ontario budget slashed funding to Legal Aid Ontario by over 30 per cent. Adding to the cruelty, the $133 million cut takes effect immediately – there was no advanced notice. And to make matters even worse the province has directed LAO that no provincial money can be used to cover immigration and refugee law, leaving that program with a staggering and unexpected $45 million shortfall.

  • Province cuts funding to Legal Aid Ontario

    Province cuts funding to Legal Aid Ontario

    Apr 12, 2019

    Legal Aid Ontario will see steep budget cuts under a budget released by the provincial government on April 11.

  • A woman's place

    A woman's place

    Jun 25, 2018

    The flight of women out of criminal law is well documented, and those who stay face many obstacles. Low rates of legal aid, fewer backup office resources or legal mentors and a lack of outside assistance if a lawyer is going on maternity leave can all have an impact.

  • Pro Bono Ontario launches telephone hotline

    Pro Bono Ontario launches telephone hotline

    Nov 16, 2017

    In an effort to increase access to justice, Pro Bono Ontario has introduced a free legal advice hotline and it’s looking for more volunteer lawyers to take a shift on the phones.

  • Ottawa provides $7.1 million for LAO refugee services

    Ottawa provides $7.1 million for LAO refugee services

    Oct 13, 2017

    While the federal government has committed funding needed to keep Legal Aid Ontario’s immigrant and refugee services open past November, lawyers say more needs to be done to address the problems that led to a possible shut down.

  • New legal aid clinic funding flowing outside city core

    Jul 29, 2015