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Articling student positions

March 30, 2017 - Community Legal Clinic – Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes is seeking three students to commence their articles in May, 2017. - Continue Reading


Clinic IP reports on A2J Guided Interviews at clinics

September 28, 2016 - We are pleased to introduce Community legal clinics and A2J Guided Interviews, a final report for the fiscal year 2015/16 by the Clinic Interview Partnership (“Clinic IP”). - Continue Reading


Now on social media!

April 25, 2016 - The Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes has joined social media. - Continue Reading


New Resource: "Legal Help for Low-Income People"

March 8, 2016 - Our “Legal Help for Low-Income People” posters are now available on our website. - Continue Reading


Expanded Employment Law Services

September 17, 2015 - Our clinic has recently expanded our employment law services. - Continue Reading


Legal Aid Ontario announces funding eligibility increase

March 26, 2015 - Legal Aid Ontario announces funding eligibility increase effective April 1, 2015 - Continue Reading


T6 interview released

August 9, 2013 - The Clinic Interview Partnership (Clinic IP) is introducing a new online tool for completing the Landlord and Tenant Board's Form T6, a tenant application about repairs and maintenance. - See more at: The Clinic Interview Partnership (Clinic IP) is introducing a new online tool for completing the Landlord and Tenant Board's Form T6, a tenant application about repairs and maintenance. - Continue Reading


Legal Symposium in Lindsay set for May 6, 2013

April 22, 2013 - Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes is conducting a symposium on legal issues on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Lindsay - Continue Reading


Inter-agency interview by alliance to end homelessness passes milestone

October 15, 2012 - On November 1, 2012 the Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes is joining other members of the North Simcoe Alliance to End Homelessness (NSCATEH) for a first look at a new interactive interview for interagency referrals. The development of this interview has been spearheaded by the WIT Project (Whatever It Takes) with the help of Communitylegalcinic.com. The intent of the WIT Project is the development of a strategy that provides for "one-stop" access to the full continuum of support services that might be required to serve people who are homeless or vulnerable to the risks of poverty and homelessness. - Continue Reading


Communitylegalclinic.com project now a 14 clinic partnership

October 14, 2012 - A website project of the Clinic has officially became a partnership of community legal clinics. Called Communitylegalclinic.com, the project is is exploring whether online technology, a combination of interactive interviews, wikis and other knowledge management tools, can connect clinics and their communities in helpful new ways. - Continue Reading


Legal Workshop set for Lindsay on June 6, 2012

October 14, 2012 - On June 6, 2012 Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes will be conducting a seminar on a variety of legal topics including: Ontario Disability Support Program appeals, Canada Pension Plan - Disability appeals, Consumer law, Human Rights, Landlord and Tenant law and WSIB. - Continue Reading


Legal Workshop in Barrie set for November 7, 2012

October 14, 2012 - On November 7, 2012 Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes will be conducting a workshop on a variety of legal topics including: Landlord and Tenant Law, Employment Law, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board claims, Ontario Disability Support Program appeals and Canada Pension Plan - Disability appeals. Where: Southshore Community Centre, 205 Lakeshore Dr., Barrie, ON When: Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information and to RSVP please contact Holly Gomes, Staff Lawyer, at 1-800-461-8953 Ext. 64 or by e-mail to gomesh@lao.on.ca. - Continue Reading


Job Posting: A2J Author Programmer

March 5, 2012 - Communitylegalclinic.com is seeking a self-starting and enthusiastic individual to complete a 4 month plus internship programming animated online interviews that increase access to justice. - Continue Reading


Job Posting: Communitylegalclinic.com Moderator

February 24, 2012 - Communitylegalclinic.com is seeking a critical thinker to facilitate collaboration between community legal clinic caseworkers and software programmers. Both groups are working to develop web tools that increase access to justice. - Continue Reading


Court of Appeal quashes convictions against Clinic client

February 15, 2012 - On Monday, Staff Lawyer Lisa Loader, assisted by the Clinic’s articling student Holly Gomes, appeared before the Court of Appeal for Ontario (Doherty, Laskin JJA, Brown RSJ) in the matter of R. v. S., Thomas R. The convictions against the Appellant were quashed and a new trial was ordered. - Continue Reading


Clinic wins significant decision at Divisional Court concerning disability appeals

November 9, 2011 - The Community Legal Clinic, Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes won a significant decision in Divisional Court that affects people who have been denied Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits by the Social Benefits Tribunal. The decision Siegel v. Ontario (Disability Support Program), 2011 ONSC 5916, File No. DC-10-175-00 (Div. Ct.) - Continue Reading


Mixed result for Immigrant Sponsors at the Supreme Court of Canada

June 10, 2011 - The Supreme Court has reaffirmed that the Ontario Government had a duty of procedural fairness to the sponsors of immigrants, but that it did not improperly fetter its exercise of statutory discretion in adopting its current policy (Mavi v. Canada). - Continue Reading


Clinic successful in halting sale of public co-operative housing in Collingwood

July 15, 2010 - The clinic recently co-counseled with Lucas Lung of Lerners LLP (a former clinic staff lawyer) in the fight against the sale of Matthew Co-operative Housing in Collingwood. Matthew is a non-profit housing co-operative with a number of rent-geared-to-income units. Unlike other forms of rental housing, co-operative housing is democratically governed by the co-operative’s membership through an elected board of directors. - Continue Reading


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