Legal Aid Ontario,.

Consultation Paper

Draft : For discussion purposes only. 'The purpose of this consultation paper is to provide its readers with greater clarity about LAO's preliminary objectives and plans for developing a Domestic Violence Strategy. The consultation paper is also designed to encourage clients, lawyers, agencies, legal organizations, governments and any other individual or organization that is concerned about the provision of legal services to individuals experiencing domestic violence, to participate in the development of this strategy.'-- Introduction.

Consultation Paper. (French content)

Draft : For discussion purposes only. 'The purpose of this consultation paper is to provide its readers with greater clarity about LAO's preliminary objectives and plans for developing a Domestic Violence Strategy. The consultation paper is also designed to encourage clients, lawyers, agencies, legal organizations, governments and any other individual or organization that is concerned about the provision of legal services to individuals experiencing domestic violence, to participate in the development of this strategy.'-- Introduction.

Mental Health Appeals assessment guidelines : Summary criteria for counsel, LAO's Provincial Case Management Office and area committees.

Includes bibliographical references. 'Individuals in the mental health system are a particularly vulnerable group. As part of Legal Aid Ontario's Mental Health Strategy, a program will be introduced to expand the availability of certificates and hours for appeals from decisions of the Consent and Capacity Board and the Ontario Review Board. LAO is developing this program after it held consultations with the Mental Health Legal Committee, Criminal Lawyers Association and Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office.'--Overview, Legal Aid Ontario website.

Mental Health Appeals assessment guidelines : Summary criteria for counsel, LAO's Provincial Case Management Office and area committees. (French content)

Includes bibliographical references. 'Individuals in the mental health system are a particularly vulnerable group. As part of Legal Aid Ontario's Mental Health Strategy, a program will be introduced to expand the availability of certificates and hours for appeals from decisions of the Consent and Capacity Board and the Ontario Review Board. LAO is developing this program after it held consultations with the Mental Health Legal Committee, Criminal Lawyers Association and Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office.'--Overview, Legal Aid Ontario website.

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