The Toronto Lawyers Association is deeply concerned by recent news that Pro Bono Law Ontario will be closing its Law Help Centres in both Toronto and Ottawa and encourages the Ontario government to assist with the stable funding needs of the program.
The TLA Board has written to The Hon. Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General for Ontario regarding the planned closure of Pro Bono Ontario’s Court-Based Services for Unrepresented Litigants. Read the letter here The Law Help Centres are staffed by volunteer lawyers who assist self-represented persons navigate the civil court system and provide access to justice to those persons who would not otherwise have the means to do so. The Law Help Centres slated to be closed in Toronto on December 14, 2018 are located at 47 Sheppard Avenue East (Small Claims Court) and 393 University Avenue (Ontario Superior Court).