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Recent Changes to Family Law Rules in Ontario

Posted on 9/18/2019
On September 1, 2019, changes came into effect in the Family Law Rules (See: O. Reg. 250/19, s. 1) relating to special parties and child parties and expert opinion evidence...

The Advocates’ Society applauds announcement by the Prime Minister on legal aid funding

Posted on 8/12/2019
Today, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, announced that the Government of Canada is taking immediate action to provide legal aid funding for immigrants and refugees in Ontario...

TAS Urges LSO Benchers to Defer Decisions on Statement of Principles

Posted on 6/26/2019
The Advocates’ Society has written to the Benchers of the Law Society of Ontario and asked that they defer voting on the motions regarding the LSO’s statement of principles...


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