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bakerlaw has moved!

  • April 8, 2022
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After over 10 years at 4711 Yonge Street, bakerlaw has moved into a new office space in downtown Toronto.

Our new office is located at:

205 Richmond Street West
2nd Floor
Toronto, ON  M5V 1V3

Our phone numbers, fax number, and email addresses remain the same at this time. » Read the rest

Manitoba based Charter challenge aims to bring change to disability payment claw-backs

  • March 28, 2022
  • BakerLaw
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On March 21, 2022, The Winnipeg Free Press published an article outlining the Charter challenge that Mr. Paul Hutlet has launched with the assistance of bakerlaw. The article, “Disability payment program structures face constitutional challenge” can be found here (link). » Read the rest

BAKERLAW 2022 2L SUMMER STUDENT POSITION (MAY-AUGUST)

  • February 2, 2022
  • BakerLaw
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Bakerlaw is hiring a second-year law student for the summer of 2022. Interested candidates should send their application package to Kathleen Osther (kosther@bakerlaw.ca) by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, February 11, 2022.

Application packages must include:

  • A cover letter highlighting the applicant’s experience, interest, or aptitude in Charter and human rights matters;
  • The applicant’s CV;
  • Transcripts from both undergraduate degree and law school;
  • A short writing sample (no more than 5 pages; excerpts accepted);
  • Names and contact information for 2 references (please do not include reference letters in the package).
» Read the rest

Dr. Poland Lai explores the impact of COVID-19 on individuals receiving and/or providing care

  • December 1, 2021
  • BakerLaw
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Dr. Poland Lai (link), Assistant Professor at York University, article Falling through the care cracks: younger people in long-term care homes (link) explores the issue of young persons with disabilities residing in Long-term care homes. She argues that LTC homes are not always considered as the most appropriate place for young persons with disabilities to reside, but the stark reality is that this is sometimes one of very limited choices available. » Read the rest

UBC Law Students seek Mentorship from Lawyers with Disabilities – Call for Lawyer Mentors

  • October 22, 2021
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The newly founded UBC Law Disability Alliance (“ULDA”) is seeking student mentorship from lawyers with disabilities. This new program is intended to help law students with disabilities “foster a sense of belonging, support disability based activism, and develop networking ties” as they begin their promising legal careers. » Read the rest

A Note of Thanks and Farewell to our Managing Partner

  • August 3, 2021
  • BakerLaw
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Bakerlaw is saddened to announce the departure of our Managing Partner, Kim Srivastava.

Kim first began her journey with bakerlaw as an articling student. She quickly worked her way to a senior associate position within the firm. Last year, Kim became the newly appointed Managing Partner. » Read the rest

Making hospital health care more accessible for persons with disabilities

  • June 4, 2021
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The Provincial Health Care Standards Development Committee is seeking public feedback to on its recommendations to update standards in hospitals. The initial recommendations seek to increase accessibility of health care services delivered in hospitals to persons with disabilities.

The Committee’s initial report containing 22 recommendations can be accessed here (link). » Read the rest

“Know Your Rights” – Vaccine Equity Podcast

  • May 21, 2021
  • BakerLaw
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker (link) recently was a guest on the “Know Your Rights” segment of the Kelly and Company podcast – AMI-audio’s (link) daily live afternoon programming. On the podcast, he spoke with host Danielle McLaughlin about the inequitable roll-out of Ontario’s COVID vaccinations, and the impact that the inequitable vaccine roll-out is having on Ontarians with disabilities. » Read the rest

2021Federal Budget Expands Benefits for Canadians with Disabilities

  • May 7, 2021
  • BakerLaw
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On April 19, 2021, the Trudeau government released its 2021 budget. The budget offers a number of benefits and expansions to existing programs to help Canadians during these difficult times. Maclean’s magazine has provided a detailed summary of the budget, which you can access here (link). » Read the rest

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