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Legal Aid Ontario to cease funding African Canadian Legal Clinic in September

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 12:29 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has decided to defund the African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) as of Sept. 30 after its dispute resolution process revealed "financial mismanagement" at the clinic.

Julian Falconer, Falconers LLPFeroneh Neil, a spokesperson for LAO, said in 2016-17, the ACLC received $669,729.45 from legal aid, which is about 35 per cent of the clinic’s operating budget.

“The Clinic Committee of LAO’s board of directors has found that ACLC’s board and management have engaged in financial mismanagement and that there has been a lack...