Last fall, the provincial government introduced Bill 161, The Smarter and Stronger Justice Act, which proposed amendments to more than 20 existing pieces of legislation, including the Legal Aid Services Act. The Legislature’s Standing Committee on Justice Policy held hearings Continue reading Bill 161: Neither smart nor strong
In 2016, at the request of Ontario’s Attorney General Yasir Naqvi and the Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada Paul Schabas, Justice Annenarie Bonkalo undertook a review of family law services in the province. Her report made a Continue reading Is there a role for paralegals in Ontario’s family courts?
As the Toronto Star recently reported, the external review of Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) deficit has now been completed. Many of you will remember that Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi called for this review after LAO announced in December that Continue reading Fixing Legal Aid Ontario’s deficit: on whose backs?