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Legal Aid Ontario emphasizes leveraging technology in new five-year strategic plan
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Legal Aid Ontario president and CEO, David Field, said the organization's strategic plan focuses on clients' needs as well as collaboration with organizations outside the justice sector.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has released a five-year strategic plan that highlights collaboration with social service organizations as well as increased use of technology as central parts of its effort in assisting low-income Ontarians with their legal needs. ... [read more]

Recognition of ‘lived identity’ an access to justice, wills and estates issue, experts say Kate Hazell

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 9:33 AM

Many infants born in Canada have, through their parents, the right to a gender-neutral birth certificate. The same is not true for Canadians who die. Vital statistics legislation across Canada was amended between 2012 and 2017 to remove the requirement for individuals to undergo gender confirmation surgery in order to change their gender on various documents including birth certificates. ... [read more]

Ottawa’s public directive on litigation in Indigenous cases aims to hold Crown to account on reconciliation: DOJ Subscriber only content Karenna_Williams

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 10:29 AM

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

​​​Indigenous law practitioners say the Attorney General of Canada’s recently unveiled directive to federal Crown lawyers mandating a “significant shift” in Indigenous litigation could assist their clients — especially if judges push Department of Justice (DOJ) counsel to walk Ottawa’s talk. ... [read more]