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Legal Aid Update – August 2019 - FOLA

Posted on: Aug 27, 2019

FOLA has been busy this month with a series of important meetings with both the Attorney General and the Chair of Legal Aid Ontario. Below is a brief overview of those meetings.

1). Association for the Sustainability of Legal Aid (ASLA) meeting with Ontario’s Attorney General at the Ministry – Aug 14, 2019

FOLA Executive Director Katie Robinette attended in person while FOLA LAO Chair Terry Brandon was present by teleconference to discuss the recent cuts to Legal Aid Ontario and the upcoming review of the Legal Aid Services Act.

List of organizations at the table:
Chair of Legal Aid Ontario
Legal Aid Ontario staff
Attorney General of Ontario
Minister’s staff
Law Society of Ontario
Refugee Lawyers Association
Criminal Lawyers Association
Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
Advocates’ Society
Mental Health Legal Committee
FOLA

Each stakeholder group presented 2-minute oral submissions for consideration by the Attorney General and, given the short amount of time offered to each, the Minister did welcome additional written submissions as follow up.

FOLA stressed the negative impact that these cuts have on the public, plus the resulting negative impact on the operation of the judicial system. We also stressed the importance of both the role of duty counsel and the certificate program. FOLA echoed many comments put forward by the Criminal Lawyers Association and the Family Law Lawyers Association, as our members overlap and the concerns regarding legal aid are shared.

CONTINUE READING: Legal Aid Update - Aug 2019 - FINAL

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FOLA News

Legal Aid Update – August 2019 - FOLA

Posted on: Aug 27, 2019

FOLA has been busy this month with a series of important meetings with both the Attorney General and the Chair of Legal Aid Ontario. Below is a brief overview of those meetings.

1). Association for the Sustainability of Legal Aid (ASLA) meeting with Ontario’s Attorney General at the Ministry – Aug 14, 2019

FOLA Executive Director Katie Robinette attended in person while FOLA LAO Chair Terry Brandon was present by teleconference to discuss the recent cuts to Legal Aid Ontario and the upcoming review of the Legal Aid Services Act.

List of organizations at the table:
Chair of Legal Aid Ontario
Legal Aid Ontario staff
Attorney General of Ontario
Minister’s staff
Law Society of Ontario
Refugee Lawyers Association
Criminal Lawyers Association
Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
Advocates’ Society
Mental Health Legal Committee
FOLA

Each stakeholder group presented 2-minute oral submissions for consideration by the Attorney General and, given the short amount of time offered to each, the Minister did welcome additional written submissions as follow up.

FOLA stressed the negative impact that these cuts have on the public, plus the resulting negative impact on the operation of the judicial system. We also stressed the importance of both the role of duty counsel and the certificate program. FOLA echoed many comments put forward by the Criminal Lawyers Association and the Family Law Lawyers Association, as our members overlap and the concerns regarding legal aid are shared.

CONTINUE READING: Legal Aid Update - Aug 2019 - FINAL

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Legal Aid Ontario News

Legal Aid Update – August 2019 - FOLA

Aug 27, 2019
FOLA has been busy this month with a series of important meetings with both the Attorney General and the Chair of Legal Aid Ontario. Below is a brief overview of those meetings.

1). Association for the Sustainability of Legal Aid (ASLA) meeting with Ontario’s Attorney General at the Ministry – Aug 14, 2019

FOLA Executive Director Katie Robinette attended in person while FOLA LAO Chair Terry Brandon was present by teleconference to discuss the recent cuts to Legal Aid Ontario and the upcoming review of the Legal Aid Services Act.

List of organizations at the table:
Chair of Legal Aid Ontario
Legal Aid Ontario staff
Attorney General of Ontario
Minister’s staff
Law Society of Ontario
Refugee Lawyers Association
Criminal Lawyers Association
Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
Advocates’ Society
Mental Health Legal Committee
FOLA

Each stakeholder group presented 2-minute oral submissions for consideration by the Attorney General and, given the short amount of time offered to each, the Minister did welcome additional written submissions as follow up.

FOLA stressed the negative impact that these cuts have on the public, plus the resulting negative impact on the operation of the judicial system. We also stressed the importance of both the role of duty counsel and the certificate program. FOLA echoed many comments put forward by the Criminal Lawyers Association and the Family Law Lawyers Association, as our members overlap and the concerns regarding legal aid are shared.

CONTINUE READING: Legal Aid Update - Aug 2019 - FINAL

Message from the President

The sun, and very likely summertime itself, has finally made its arrival. The break in rain also offered
an opportunity to get back outside and enjoy the outdoors. So much of our day-to-day is indoors: at our desks, on the phone, on email, in the boardroom, in the courtroom… but on this day, I was exceedingly pleased to have ventured outdoors and seen several people that I had not seen in what seems like
an eternity.

Needless to say, we spent a great time updating each other on life and the events of things since we had last spoken. CONTINUE READING


Mark Giavedoni, President 2019-2020

The Hamilton Law Association

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The Hamilton Law Association continues to strive to educate and support its membership in the practice of law as well as to advocate for their interests as lawyers...

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