Action on Legal AidPublisher: Action on Legal Aid, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1977
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX271
Brochure that describes several organizations dedicated to the delivery of legal service to individuals and groups.
Abstract: This brochure describes a group of the same name consisting of several organizations dedicated "to the delivery of legal services to individuals and groups not normally reached by the legal profession." The brochure outlines twenty principles for delivery of legal services which were included in a brief they submitted to the Ontario Government in 1975. The recommendations press for removal of Legal Aid structure from vested interests, and for broadly defined community legal service organizations with sufficient funding and use of non-professional legal workers.
In addition, the brochure outlines a major shift in Ontario legislation as of January '76. New legislation provides for a wide variety of community legal clinics oriented to case by case advocacy, community education and self-help programs. Action on Legal Aid is trying to support and coordinate groups interested in initiating such ventures.