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In brief: Jurisdiction of Ontario Courts

This information sheet provides an overview of the structure of the courts in Ontario, including the jurisdictions of the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2006

In Brief: Roles in the Criminal Justice System

This is a list of terms used to describe the roles of people you find in and around criminal justice system courtrooms, including “Accused,” “Judge,” “Jury,” “Lawyer,” and 24 more. 

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2006

What is a Gladue Court?

The Gladue court is designed to hear the cases of Aboriginal offenders and propose sentences that are more in line with Aboriginal traditions than imprisonment. This article provides the background and history of the Gladue court and explains how it is different from a regular court.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2006

Making a Will

This self-help kit includes a glossary of legal terms and sections that talk about who can make a will, what types of wills there are, and when to use a lawyer.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2005

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A Guide to the Substitute Decisions Act

This guide gives information to service providers on the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA). It outlines the decisions about property and finances and the decisions about personal care that come under the SDA and the rules for how people give power of attorney for these areas of decision making.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2000