• 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

Discrimination in the professions
  • July 23, 2015

Bakerlaw has seen a series of cases recently that relate to discrimination in the professions. These cases have reminded us that regulatory bodies and employers often overlook the potential for discrimination both against professionals and by professionals. To become a professional, an individual must meet certain standards that are set by regulatory bodies. These standards […]

Public servants with visual impairments say government failing them
  • July 23, 2015

David Baker recently spoke with Julie Ireton of CBC to voice the concerns of public servants with visual impairments who allege that the federal government is lagging behind when it comes to accessibility in employment. Please see CBC’s July 2, 2015 article to learn more about the federal government’s failure to ensure all of its […]

Department of National Defence turns down foreign-trained professionals despite shortage
  • April 20, 2015

Starting Monday April 13, 2015, bakerlaw appeared before the Canadian Human Rights Commission in Toronto on behalf of Arthur Keith, a former U.S Air Force psychiatrist.  Despite a shortage of mental health staff in the Canadian military, and despite Dr. Keith being licensed to practice in Ontario, his applications have been consistently turned down due to a policy 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.