CLEO: Your Legal Rights: Information Bulletin on the Legal System for 09/24/2013

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Latest News and Events

Legal aid lawyers want collective bargaining rights

Ontario’s legal aid lawyers — most of them women — say they are being denied the right to collective bargaining despite overwhelming support from their members.

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Toronto Star

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PLEI Connect: Creating an Online Community of Practice
It seems almost paradoxical, but online communities require a lot of offline work. Although they exist in virtual space, digital communities are created and maintained through the hard real-world work of people like Brenda Rose, project manager for PLEI Connect, an interactive online public legal education (PLE) website.

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Legal Aid Ontario

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Ontario reviewing access to criminal court records

The Ministry of the Attorney General is reviewing its policies on media access to criminal court records in a bid to make the province’s justice system more open and transparent.

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Toronto Star

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Ontario picks panel to improve First Nations presence on juries
The Ontario government will move forward with a plan to get more First Nations people on to jury rolls, naming a committee of aboriginal leaders and public servants to lead the push.

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The Globe and Mail

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LAO invests an additional $3 million in community and legal clinics
A news release from Legal Aid Ontario: Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is investing additional provincial funding of $3 million in 2013/14 to create two new funds that support Ontario’s community and legal aid clinics. This support includes:

LAO’s budget commitment

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Legal Aid Ontario

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CLEO’s report, Public Legal Education and Information in Ontario Communities: Formats and Delivery Channels, is now available
Community Legal Education Ontario’s report Public Legal Education and Information in Ontario Communities: Formats and Delivery Channels is now available.

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CLEO – Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario

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Latest Resources

Administrative Justice Support Network
A project of Community Living Ontario, the Administrative Justice Support Network supports people who are making an appeal before an administrative board or tribunal whether or not they have legal representation. Their website has information on selected board and tribunals, links to additional information, and information on where to find more specific legal advice or legal representation.

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Community Living Ontario

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Lawsuits and Disputes
This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General website contains information on contracts and torts, suing and being sued, How do I find a lawyer or a paralegal?, the civil courts, mediation and arbitration, and landlord and tenant issues.

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Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

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Latest Training

Looking for a Family Law Lawyer
Recorded on February 23, 2012  – This webinar is designed for community workers and advocates who support women in finding a family law lawyer. It is a discussion about where to look for a family law lawyer, how to choose and work with one, and some options for clients who aren’t satisfied.

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METRAC

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2013 Street Needs Assessment

The City of Toronto’s Interim Report on homelessness titled “Street Needs Assessment 2013” estimates there are 5,219 people living on the streets, a 1% increase from 2009. The results are based on more than 2,000 completed surveys, more completed surveys that any previous years, and also the longest SNA survey, at 13 questions, to date.

The survey found more than a third of the outdoor homeless population identified as Aboriginal, up 18% from 2009.

19.3% of homeless youth identified as LGBQT compared with 9.5% identifying as LGBQT among the total homeless population. 15.6% of the outdoor homeless population claimed to have served in the Canadian Forces. Questions about sexual orientation and military service were not asked in previous SNA surveys.

The amount of seniors among the homeless population has more than doubled since 2009 with 10% of the homeless population aged 61 or order. Those aged 51 and older represented 29.1% of the homeless population indicating a trend towards an aging homeless population. Those aged under 21 accounted for 6.5% of the homeless population, down from 8% in 2009.

While there has not been a dramatic change in the overall number of homeless people in the city, the amount of people living outside has gone up by 24% from 2009 to 447 people. 3,970 were estimated to be living out of city-administered shelters. 356 resided at Violence Against Women shelters. 236 were in health and treatment facilities, and 210 were in correctional facilities.

The duration of homelessness depended largely on where they resided, but averaged at about 3 years.

The majority of those surveyed, 93%, said they want permanent housing and 48.7% are on waiting lists for government subsidized houses.

Read the full report HERE.

Partners for Access and Identification (PAID) helps vulnerable people get identification so they can gain access to basic services and find employment. The PAID clinic is at Rexdale Legal every Thursday afternoon. For more details click HERE.