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    Paul B. Schabas new Chair of the Law Foundation of Ontario

    On January 1, 2015, Paul B. Schabas assumed the role of Chair of the Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO). Read More

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    Form 1 – Report Mixed Trust Accounts by March 31, 2015

    Lawyers and paralegals must report annually by March 31 on each mixed trust account open at any time during 2014 to the Law Foundation. The Form 1 can be filed online through the LSUC Portal.

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    Kimberly Murray the 2014 Guthrie Award Recipient

    On November 20, 2014, Kimberly Murray received the Guthrie Award to recognize her exceptional commitment to improving access to justice for Aboriginal Peoples. Read more

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    The Law Foundation of Ontario 2013 Annual Report

    LFO’s 2013 Annual Report is available. Read More

  • Tracey Heffernan, of ACTO, was a CLJ Fellow. Apply for a 2015-2016 Fellowship by May 16.

    Promoting and Enhancing Access to Justice

    Tracy Heffernan, of the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, was a Community Leadership in Justice Fellow. At Osgoode Hall Law School, Tracy studied how the Charter can be used to address homelessness. More about these fellowships

  • Ari Kaplan

    Promoting and Enhancing Access to Justice

    Ari Kaplan is a former Trustee of the LFO and a current Board Member of the Ontario Justice Education Network, an organization that delivers justice education programming for youth and those who serve youth, to foster public understanding of the justice system.

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    Promoting and Enhancing Access to Justice

    Amanda Carling completed her articles through the LFO Public Interest Articling Fellowship program at the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted.

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    Promoting and Enhancing Access to Justice

    Kori Williams, a lawyer at Dentons, is a volunteer mentor in the Law In Action Within Schools Law Firm mentoring partnership program, funded by the LFO.

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    Promoting and Enhancing Access to Justice

    Albert Lin is a law student and volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada, a national law student program funded by the LFO that provides legal services without charge to organizations and individuals in need.

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    Promoting and Enhancing Access to Justice

    Wendy Komiotis is Executive Director of the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women, an organization funded by the LFO that provides legal information to women who have experienced violence.

Our Grantees' Stories

Our grantees are using LFO funding for diverse and innovative projects. Read stories about their work.

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How Lawyers & Paralegals Contribute to Access to Justice

The work of Ontario lawyers and paralegals generates millions of dollars in mixed trust account interest revenue that supports Legal Aid Ontario and many diverse projects that enhance access to justice.

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Access to Justice and Cy-près

The Access to Justice Fund is a national granting program that benefits people across Canada. It is available to receive and administer cy-près awards to improve access to justice.

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