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Guide – Using Legal Services: A Guide for persons with disabilities in Ontario

This Guide from ARCH Disability Law Centre is intended for persons with disabilities who are seeking or receiving legal services and provides information on the right to accessible legal services in Ontario. It includes information on disability accommodations, where to find free legal advice and assistance, and provides tips on communicating with your lawyer or paralegal.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Should I get help with my immigration application from an immigration consultant or lawyer?

This resource has information for newcomers who are thinking about using a consultant or lawyer to represent them or to help with an immigration application. It discusses paid and unpaid consultants and what to look for in a consultant.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law

This resource explains alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and when to use it in dealing with family law issues. There are sections describing negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative family law. 

Available in:

English, Français, American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Complaining about a lawyer or paralegal

This section of the Law Society of Upper Canada web site explains how to make a complaint about a lawyer or a paralegal. Its Frequently Asked Questions section describes how the complaint process works and what types of complaints the society handles. It supplies a complaint form and has information about a compensation fund.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Law Society of Ontario

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Finding Help with your Family Law Problem

This is information about finding help with the legal issues related to family breakdown. It has sections on how to find a family law lawyer, how to pay for a family law lawyer, and where to get legal information if you do not have a lawyer. 

Available in:

English, Français, American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Video

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples

The Guide is meant to act as a resource for lawyers to learn about historical and cultural elements that provide context for the professional relationship between an Indigenous person and their lawyer. It also provides tools to help lawyers represent Indigenous clients as effectively as possible, and a number of resources to encourage lawyers to continue their education.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Law Society of Ontario’s Public Resources

This section of the the Law Society of Ontario website has list of topics that cover the services they offer the public:

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Law Society of Ontario

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Questions – Your Lawyer and You

This section of the Law Society of Upper Canada provides questions and answers on how to manage a relationship with a lawyer.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Law Society of Ontario

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Working with Your Lawyer: Advocacy Tips for Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Dealing with Family Law Issues

This information is for women with disabilities and deaf women who are dealing with the legal system. There is a booklet available in Braille, by order only, from the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) website.

Available in:

English, American Sign Language (ASL)

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF, Video

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Your Legal Bill – Too High?

This section of the Law Society of Upper Canada website explains what clients should do if they believe that their lawyer or paralegal’s bill is too high.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Law Society of Ontario

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018