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Once a week,I wipe tears from my cellphone

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.必威官方平台在线授权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.

Tara George: on the front line helping clients at LAO for 22 years and counting

I was 17 when I started with LAO as a co-op student— my high school counsellor told me I could get four credits for a semester.

I'd always known I wanted to do something in the legal field,but I didn't give it much more thought than that.Then,that May,just before I graduated from high school,I was offered a position at LAO as support staff.I decided to wait a year before college and see what LAO had to offer.

LAO LAW: "It's very nerdy.But we embrace that."

Pictured above: members of the LAO LAW team.I ask Amy Shoemaker,the director of Legal Aid Ontario's research department,必威官方平台在线授权LAO LAW,to explain what it is her department does."We provide research support to lawyers who are acting on behalf of legal aid clients,whether they're duty counsel or private bar lawyers.""Is that […]

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.必威官方平台在线授权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)

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.必威官方平台在线授权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)