• 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

Restaurant Tipping-Emily Shepard Weighs In
  • April 18, 2016

Bakerlaw’s Emily Shepard was recently cited in an article that covers restaurant tipping and¬†changes being made to how owners in the Toronto restaurant industry are compensating their employees. Emily comments on the importance of Bill 12: Protecting Employees’ Tips Act and the legal protection the Act will offer. You can read the full article here […]

Physician Assisted Death Bill Released
  • April 14, 2016

Today the Federal Government unveiled the bill regarding physician assisted death titled: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying). This bill is in response to the Carter v Canada decision which held that Canadians have a right physician assistance in dying. The Government […]

IBI in Ontario Schools-Crowd Funding Initiative
  • April 13, 2016

Recently we have been contacted by many regarding the Ontario autism program changes. We have another case already ongoing at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Through this case, we hope to set a precedent that students should be able to get IBI/ABA provided in schools as a form of accommodation. This would mean that […]

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.