Call for applications to serve as The Law Foundation of Ontario’s representative on the Law Commission of Ontario’s Board of Governors

  • October 15, 2020

The Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) is seeking to appoint a person to act as its representative on the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the overall supervision of the LCO, which is Ontario’s leading law reform agency. Appointments are for three years with a potential renewal for an additional term.

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) Releases Race-Based Data for Legal Aid Certificates 2019-20

  • October 08, 2020

LAO has released data regarding the racial makeup of clients who use legal aid certificate services. In 2018, LAO began to ask clients to voluntarily indicate their racial identity, and 85% of clients were willing to do so. The LAO compiled the race-based data over the 2019-20 fiscal year in all areas of law, and has now publicized this information.

Toronto Region Video Bail Pilot – Hard Launch at 14 Division

  • October 05, 2020

Commencing Thursday October 8, 2020, all 14 division bail matters supporting Old City Hall (courtrooms 111 and 114) will proceed by JVN webRTC video for all justice participants. This follows the September 9 soft launch of the video bail pilot at 14 division.

Judicial Vacancy – OCJ Newmarket

  • September 30, 2020

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee (JAAC) has advised it is inviting applications for a judicial position in Newmarket. “This appointment involves presiding over criminal law matters and also involves travel within the regional boundaries and elsewhere in the province of Ontario, as assigned by the Regional Senior Justice and/or the Chief Justice. Applications must be on the current prescribed form and RECEIVED BY 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Toronto Region Video Bail Pilot

  • August 21, 2020

Commencing Monday, August 24, 2020, all 23 division bail matters supporting 2201 Finch will take place by webRTC video, including consent and contested bails, as well as remands.

Ontario Making Improvements to Child Welfare System

  • July 29, 2020

On July 29, the provincial government released its plan to improve the child welfare system, with an overall strategy to focus on prevention and early intervention with the goal of keeping more families together. The five pillars of the strategy to redesign the system include: community-based prevention services, improving the quality of residential care provided to children and youth, education and employment opportunities, improving the adoption experience, and financial sustainability.