• We remove barriers

    because that is accessible justice.

  • Disability, Human Rights, Litigation, Tribunal

    over 35 years of experience

  • Winning cases other lawyers dismissed as unwinnable.

    We let you know if you have a case.

Bakerlaw is a recognized leader in disability and human rights law.

We have developed extensive experience representing non-profit organizations, employees, patients, students and parents from a wide range of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Based in Toronto, Canada, we offer a broad range of litigation services, and also advocate for our clients

outside the courtroom in mediations and negotiations, and through government relations and research work.

Recent Articles

Reflections on Justice John Matheson’s Landmark Decision in Clark v Clark
  • August 16, 2017

In 1982, Justin Clark made history when he successfully defeated his parents’ application to have him declared legally incapable of making his own decisions. Justin had lived in the Rideau Regional Centre in Lanark County for 18 of his 20 years of life, and suffered multiple disabilities as a result of cerebral palsy. Bakerlaw’s David […]

Remembering the History of Euthanasia in Canada
  • August 9, 2017

A former client recently published a piece on euthanasia in the magazine Policy Options. The article traces the history of devaluing the lives of persons with disabilities and details events in Canadian history involving euthanasia of infants with disabilities. With the legalization of medical assistance in dying, it is important to remain aware of how […]

Barriers in the Digital Workplace
  • August 3, 2017

Bakerlaw recently posted a story about its client, a federal public servant who is fighting to remove barriers in the digital workplace. You can read more about that story here (link). A similar story was recently published which further explains the challenges persons with disabilities face when struggling to navigate inaccessible technology. You can read that story here […]

Our Process

Tell us your story

Be prepared when you call to provide the intake officer with a brief outline of your matter, as well as the answers to a few questions.

Decide on your next action

Taking on a legal action can be time consuming, so discuss the advice you've received from your initial call with Bakerlaw with a trusted friend.

Complete a retainer agreement

Once you and a Bakerlaw lawyer have determined that Bakerlaw will act on your behalf, your retainer agreement will be prepared. The retainer agreement outlines items such as the scope and nature of our services, our fees, and the required retainer/up-front payment.

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