To serve the particular legal needs of women in custody, some Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) lawyers work onsite in six correctional institutions across the province. They are sometimes referred to as onsite or institutional duty counsel. David Kiesman is one such LAO lawyer. He works at Vanier Prison for Women in Milton.
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which focuses attention on the need for everyone to take responsibility in preventing elder abuse.
National Victims of Crime Awareness Week provides an opportunity to learn about the issues facing victims of crime and what can be done to help them.
May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity and Dialogue, which is a day that urges deeper understanding of diversity issues and how we could possibly learn to live more harmoniously together.
Too often, the justice system is overloaded as it attempts to address challenges for which it was not designed. As a result, people struggling with poverty, homelessness, mental health issues, and addiction, find themselves in a justice system that cannot provide them with the resources they need.
Outside a busy courtroom, phones ring off the hook, lawyers and their clients stride in and out of the swinging doors.
Every year, on March 20, French-speakers all over the world celebrate their language and their culture, but in Canada being francophone is honoured for a week, from March 20 to 27.
A contemporary form of slavery, human trafficking refers to the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/or exercising control, direction or influence over a person to exploit them, usually sexually, or through forced labour.
Starting on February 1 until April 23, 2018, Justice Michael H. Tulloch will be holding meetings with members of the public to hear about whether carding is an ongoing practice, how it impacts individuals and communities, and what their views are on police interactions and public safety.
Nikki Knows is a grassroots initiative that leverages the lived experiences of criminalized young people to build capacity for social change in and around the Canadian Justice System.
Legal Aid Ontario is planning an organization-wide Prison Law Strategy