The LAO LAW team assemble in LAO’s legal library. (From left to right: )Lauren Warner, Wendy Knapp, Maria Golarz, Shane Matheson, Bruce Manson, Geoff Allen, Angus Grant, Matthew Oleynik, Paul Opolski, Amy Shoemaker, Rachel Vice, Elizabeth Ramsden.
L’équipe de LAO LAW rassemblée dans la bibliothèque juridique d’AJO. (De gauche à droite :)Lauren Warner, Wendy Knapp, Maria Golarz, Shane Matheson, Bruce Manson, Geoff Allen, Angus Grant, Matthew Oleynik, Paul Opolski, Amy Shoemaker, Rachel Vice, Elizabeth Ramsden.

LAO LAW: “It’s very nerdy. But we embrace that.”

The LAO LAW team assemble in LAO’s legal library. (From left to right: )Lauren Warner, Wendy Knapp, Maria Golarz, Shane Matheson, Bruce Manson, Geoff Allen, Angus Grant, Matthew Oleynik, Paul Opolski, Amy Shoemaker, Rachel Vice, Elizabeth Ramsden. I ask Amy Shoemaker, the director of Legal Aid Ontario’s research department, LAO LAW, to explain what it […]

Michelle Bain, lawyer, Legal Aid Ontario

Lean In @ LAO

At LAO, we understand that women pursuing demanding careers in law face specific challenges at home and in the workplace. Legal Aid Ontario has made a variety of efforts to create an environment that lessens barriers for women in law. Here is one woman’s story.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work, April 28, 2016

World Day for Safety and Health at Work, April 28, 2016

April 28th is World Day for Safety and Health at Work – a day to raise awareness that workplace stress has become a global issue. This year, the theme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is “Workplace Stress: A collective challenge.” To address this theme, the ILO will feature a current global trends report on work-related stress and how we can build a preventative approach to a very large problem.

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What the federal government can do to reduce delays in Canada’s criminal justice system

On February 25, 2016, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) CEO David Field spoke to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. His contribution was part of a national discussion, hosted by the Senate, on delays in Canada’s criminal justice system. Here is a summary of David’s recommendations (Part 2 of 2)

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Eight factors that contribute to delays in Canada’s criminal justice system

On February 25, 2016, Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) CEO David Field spoke to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. His contribution was part of a national discussion, hosted by the Senate, on delays in Canada’s criminal justice system. Here is a summary of David’s views about the problem (Part 1 of 2)

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Precedent magazine and LAO lawyer speak out on overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in prisons

An insightful story, How Aboriginal lawyers are fixing the mess Canada made, recently ran in Precedent magazine. It featured the moving perspective of LAO’s Aboriginal Justice Strategy Policy Counsel Fallon Melander, along with the views of two other Aboriginal lawyers. Fallon’s motivation in going to law school, she says in this story, was to work for her people. She and the other […]