Access to Justice

Promising News from the Court Challenges Program

  • January 8, 2016
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Bakerlaw is pleased to announce that it has received encouraging news regarding the reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program of Canada (CCPC).  Linda Jones, Chair of the Board of Directors of CCPC, has recently announced that the Liberal Government appears to be making progress on their election promise to renew funding to the CCPC. » Read the rest

Interesting Links

  • April 10, 2014
  • BakerLaw
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We’re happy to share information* about related institutions and organizations engaged in social justice advocacy.  Here is a sampling of links you may be interested in:

LEGAL

DISABILITY

JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

*These links are here for informational purposes only and do not imply endorsements. » Read the rest

Law Society Should Rethink Two-Tier Articling System

  • October 28, 2013
  • BakerLaw
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Toronto, ON, October 28, 2013 — The Law Society of Upper Canada has been compelled to respond to disturbing evidence that its articling requirement is an impenetrable barrier for many qualified law graduates. Unless an articling position can be found within 2 years of completing law school, students already burdened with debt and hard earned expectations are removed from the licensing process. » Read the rest

Cara Wilkie Speaks about Access to Justice at Law Society Event

  • September 8, 2009
  • David Baker
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In honour of the recent National Access Awareness Week, the Law Society and ARCH Disability Law Centre hosted a forum and reception on access to justice for people with disabilities. Bakerlaw’s Cara Wilkie was pleased to speak at the event, which featured a number of leading legal experts and a presentation by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. » Read the rest

2009 Public Interest Career Day

  • March 5, 2009
  • David Baker
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Kelley Bryan will be speaking at Public Interest Career Day on March 6, 2009, discussing topics of interest to students who are considering the pursuit of legal careers in public interest law. After the discussion, Kelley will be joined by Cara Wilkie and Zahra Binbrek to introduce law students to Bakerlaw. » Read the rest

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is here!

  • February 8, 2009
  • David Baker
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The RDSP is a long-term savings vehicle designed for people with disabilities. As an incentive for people to set up an RDSP and contribute into the plan, the Government of Canada has created the Canada Disability Savings Grant and the Canada Disability Savings Bond. » Read the rest

Social justice: how law firms devoted to pro bono work & doing good get by

  • April 11, 2008
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw was featured extensively in a story published today in Lawyer’s Weekly on social justice law firms.

“We try to be creative in how we bring these cases forwards, pro bono, sometimes on a contingency or cap fee basis,” the firm’s Nicole Chrolavicius tells reporter Ben Singer. » Read the rest

Advocacy group seeks to join fight for federal legal-aid program

  • December 18, 2007
  • David Baker
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The Globe and Mail today reported on the announcement by a coalition of eight organizations, represented by Bakerlaw, that it will file a motion in Federal Court to intervene in the case challenging the decision of the federal government to cut its funding to the Court Challenges Program. » Read the rest

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