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Latest Common Questions

How can I avoid being taken advantage of by credit repair or debt settlement agencies?

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How can I avoid being taken advantage of by credit repair or debt settlement agencies?

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Latest Resources

Credit repair
This publication explains the legal rules for businesses that promise to “fix” or repair their credit reports. It also explains why these services may often not be worth paying for, and suggests other ways for people to deal with credit and debt problems.

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CLEO – Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario

How Do I Know If My Identity Has Been Stolen?
This Ministry of Consumer Services web page lists some of the signs your identity might have been stolen: Bills or statements don’t arrive when they’re supposed to? Getting credit card statements for accounts you don’t have?

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Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services

Your credit report
This publication explains what a credit report (or “consumer report”) is, and the legal rules for what information can and cannot be included in a credit report, who can access it, and how it can be used. It outlines how to get corrections made to a credit report, and what to do if you have problems with a credit bureau (“consumer reporting agency”).

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CLEO – Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario

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

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Legal System

The following email bulletin provides you with the latest news, legal information resources, common questions and training webinars from Your Legal Rights for the topic: Legal System.

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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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.

Presenting Organization:
METRAC

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Family Law Series now available in Chinese

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CLEO – Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario  is pleased to announce the Family Law Series of publications is available in Chinese.

The document includes an Introduction to Family Law in Ontario, Separation and Divorce or Death of a Spouse: Property Division, Separation and Divorce: Child Custody, Access, and Parenting Plans, Separation and Divorce: Child Support, Separation and Divorce: Spousal Support. These titles are also available in English and French.

包括:在安大略省家庭法简介,分居和离婚或配偶死亡:物业部,分离和离婚:子女监护权,访问,和养育计划,分离和离婚子女抚养费,分居和离婚配偶赡养费。

Bāokuò: Zài āndàlüè shěng jiātíng fǎ jiǎnjiè, fēnjū hé líhūn huò pèi’ǒu sǐwáng: Wùyè bù, fēnlí hé líhūn: Zǐnǚ jiānhù quán, fǎngwèn, hé yǎngyù jìhuà, fēnlí hé líhūn zǐnǚ fǔyǎng fèi, fēnjū hé líhūn pèi’ǒu shànyǎng fèi.

http://www.cleo.on.ca/sites/default/files/book_pdfs/introfamch.pdf

For more Resources and Publications [資源和出版物] in Chinese visit:

http://www.cleo.on.ca/en/resources-and-publications/pubs?language=zh-hans