Emily Baillie

Communications Advisor at Legal Aid Ontario. Interested in social media, social justice issues and international affairs. Worked previously in Communications at University of Toronto, Ministry of Health and Irish Human Rights Commission in Dublin. Member of the International Association of Business Communicators Toronto Chapter. Avid photographer, traveller, and blogger. Follow her on Twitter at @LAO_EBaillie.

Welland Family Law Service Centre grand opening

Niagara region lawyers, judges and social service workers gathered recently to mark the official opening of the new Welland Family Law Service Centre. The centre provides enhanced services to low-income people struggling with family law matters such as separation, child custody and access and support payments. Clients can visit the centre, located across from the Welland courthouse, for assistance in filling out paperwork, preparing documents and obtaining summary advice. The centre was established to help meet a growing need for family law services in Niagara and across the province.

Interview with CEO of Legal Aid in Australia

I recently had the opportunity to interview Anthony Reilly, CEO of Legal Aid Queensland, Australia. I was keen to learn more about how legal aid operates within a country analogous to Canada in many ways: Commonwealth history, common law legal system, diverse population and vast geographic size. Now if only our climate was more similar…

CIDA project sends Legal Aid to China

Through a special project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), LAO and clinic staff have been working to help develop and improve legal aid for ethnic minorities, migrant workers, women and disabled people in rural China.