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Administrative Justice Support Network

A project of Community Living Ontario, the Administrative Justice Support Network supports people who are making an appeal before an administrative board or tribunal whether or not they have legal representation. There is information on Special Education, School Expulsions, Landlord & Tenant, CCAC Appeals, and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

French Language Services and Family Law

This section of the FLEW/FODF website describes family law services offered in French in Ontario.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF, Web

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

What do you need? How to get help

This page on the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic website lists ways you can get help when you need it. It has information on clinic services, abuse, safety, your children, partner abuse, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse/incest, housing and money, immigration, forced marriage, charges for assault, and lawyers.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Tips on providing accessible legal services for persons with disabilities

This is a resource for legal service providers. It gives information on:

  • Initial contact with your office
  • Scheduling appointments
  • In the office
  • Capacity and decisions
  • Confirming mutual  understanding
  • Documents and signatures 

The resource also gives information on some accommodations for specific disabilities.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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The McKenzie Friend: Choosing and Presenting a Courtroom Companion

As a self-represented litigant, you may bring someone to sit with you in the front of a courtroom to help you when you are appearing before a judge. This person is called a “McKenzie Friend” (MF). This guide looks at what a MF is, what they can do, how to choose a MF, professionals as MF, asking permission for a MF, and whether a MF can be dismissed by the court.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

The Partner Assault Response Program (PAR): A Part of the Domestic Violence Court System

Recorded on March 8, 2016 – If you or your partner has been charged with domestic assault, there is a good chance that the resolution will involve the accused person attending the Partner Assault Response Program (PAR). What is it? What does it involve? How can it help women who have been assaulted by their partners?

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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CanLll Primer

CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute) is a website that provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes, and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions. The CanLII Primer aims to help Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs) develop a basic understanding of how to operate CanLII in a straightforward and effective way.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Helping Clients Deal with Criminal Arrest

Recorded on February 6, 2014 – Meant for community workers, this webinar looks at some of the legal issues facing people at point of arrest to help understand how we can minimize stress for clients who may face criminal charges.

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Legal Backgrounder on Trans Parents and Family Law in Ontario

This backgrounder has detailed information meant to help legal professionals understand transgender lives and legal issues specific to trans parents. It includes:

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014