Bakerlaw is Hiring!
- April 21, 2017
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Legal Administrator/Paralegal Position Available
Bakerlaw is a small law firm specializing in human rights, disability, health, education and Charter issues. Our clients are typically individuals rather than institutions, and we seek out challenging cases.
In your role of Legal Administrator /Paralegal you will have numerous responsibilities including:
- Conducting client intakes
- Drafting legal documents and forms
- Document production for service and filing
- Maintaining electronic and paper client files
- Preparing and sending client invoices
- Processing accounts payable
A significant portion of the position relates to client intake. » Read the rest
- April 7, 2017
- Comments Off on Parents battle for son’s right to autism services in school
The Toronto Star has released a story about our clients fight to get adequate autism related accommodations in public schools. You can read the full article here (link).
The case will be heard by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in May. » Read the rest
- March 28, 2017
- Comments Off on Couples with Mobility Scooters Must Keep Fighting
Earlier this year Bakerlaw featured a blog post about a Canadian Transportation Agency decision regarding rail accessibility. The case was about the lack of adequate tie-down spaces on VIA Rail trains which results in persons with mobility scooters needing to travel separately. We characterized the decision as “favourable but weak” (you can read the post here (link)). » Read the rest
- March 16, 2017
- Comments Off on David Baker’s Letter to the Editor
- March 10, 2017
- Comments Off on Along for the Ride
The TTC has announced that it will be changing its Wheel-Trans eligibility. These changes will expand the scope of services offered to include persons with sensory, mental-health or cognitive disabilities.
- March 10, 2017
- Comments Off on Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Passes in Parliament
Bill S-201-the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act was passed by Parliament this week. This Act seeks to prevent persons from being compelled to undergo genetic testing and to protect the results of genetic testing from disclosure. You can read more about the Act here (link).
- March 8, 2017
- Comments Off on Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-Making and Guardianship
The Law Commission of Ontario has announced today that it has released its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and guardianship. You can view the announcement here (link).
- February 14, 2017
- Comments Off on CWDO February Newsletter is Out!
Check out the Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario’s newsletter (link) for some links to important studies on employment and disability as well as access to necessary prescription medication.
- January 19, 2017
- Comments Off on Contingency Fee Agreement Study
Professor Allan Hutchinson recently released “A Study of the Costs of Legal Services in Personal Injury Litigation in Ontario” (link). Prof. Hutchinson examines the use of contingency retainers and evaluates the benefit of such agreements. If you don’t have time to read the full report, this article summarizes the report here (link). » Read the rest
- January 6, 2017
- Comments Off on Bakerlaw is Hiring!
Bakerlaw will be hiring a summer student for 2017!
We anticipate that the work will have a significant focus on Charter cases, along with other practice areas at bakerlaw.
Applications should include a cover letter outlining fit with Bakerlaw, including litigation/advocacy skills and experience, research and policy skills, knowledge of disability, equality rights and charter issues, as well as academic proficiency; a detailed resume, names and contact information for 2 legal/academic references, law school and undergraduate grades and a legal writing sample. » Read the rest