- February 14, 2017
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David Baker has authored the below open letter to the Law Society of Upper Canada. Regarding the danger of false advertising and the problems associated with the lack of an objective assessment regarding the quality of service provided by a lawyer.
To Whom it May Concern,
It looks like the Star has helped the Law Society decide to deal with the ridiculous advertising and bilking of uninformed clients by incompetent lawyers who are only interested in skimming the low hanging cream [to mix a metaphor]. » Read the rest
- February 14, 2017
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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 23, 2017
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Not sure if you need a lawyer? Want to learn a bit more about your situation from a legal point of view before retaining a lawyer? Check out some of these helpful legal resources.
What is discrimination? The Ontario Human Rights Commission website provides information as to the codes grounds for discrimination and other aspects of the Ontario Human Rights Code. » Read the rest
- January 19, 2017
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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
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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
- December 22, 2016
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This fall, bakerlaw hosted Hiba Chanchiri, an intern from Denmark. She shared with us some reflections of her experience:
This autumn, I had the opportunity to intern with bakerlaw and explore Canadian law through the many cases I got to work on. I am a law student at the University of Southern Denmark currently doing my Master’s Degree. » Read the rest
- September 6, 2016
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Bakerlaw recently helped our client, Audrey Cole settle her son’s case against the Ontario government. Her son Ian has developmental disabilities and requires extensive homecare support which exceeded the regulatory caps. Thankfully, Audrey was able to fund the additional care Ian required above the cap through donations and private insurance thus preventing him from needing to be institutionalized. » Read the rest
- July 26, 2016
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Project value focuses on countering the negative myths and stereotypes about living with a disability. The Project highlights the positive outcomes of supported living.
Project Value seeks to show the “other side of the disability story”. To see this “other side” simply visit: https://www.facebook.com/projectmyvalue each day for the next couple of weeks, to view, like and share the videos. » Read the rest
- July 11, 2016
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker and Emily Shepard finished up the first week of hearing in Kingston. The case centres on the idea that persons with disabilities should have the right to live and receive care in the community if they chose to, rather than be forced to live in an institution. You can read more about the case and our client here (link). » Read the rest
- July 6, 2016
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“Community Care at Heart of Human Rights Case” was the headline on Whig Standard’s story written by Ronald Zajac yesterday. His article (link) describes bakerlaw’s current case against the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. To learn more about the case, you can read our earlier blog post here (link), here (link), or here (link). » Read the rest