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Investing in Independent Legal Advice

The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic Celebrates the Proposed Investment in Independent Legal Advice and Representation Toronto, Canada – April 26, 2021 The Federal government has released its 2021 Budget, demonstrating priorities and allocating funding for the coming years of pandemic recovery, including a renewed commitment to building a country free of gender-based violence through its…

IWD 2021

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Jaime Black, REDress Project CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE In honour of International Women’s Day, please join us for a conversation with Dr Dawn Lavell Harvard and multimedia artist Jaime Black on their roles in raising national attention to the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Dawn Lavell–Harvard is a proud member…

Case Management Counsel

JOB POSTING Case Management Counsel, six month contract Deadline to apply: June 22, 2020 5 pm Barbara Schlifer Clinic offers legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual interpretation to women who have experienced violence. Our diverse, skilled, and compassionate staff accompany women through their personal and practical transformation, helping them build lives free from violence. We…

Anti-SLAPP Legislation

Family Law Reform in Ontario

Family Law Reform in Ontario: increasing safety for women and children and bringing more consistency between the Children’s Law Reform Act and the Divorce Act The Clinic is pleased to provide the following recommendations for amending the Children’s Law Reform Act, to assist women who are accessing Ontario’s family law legal system for safe and fair resolutions following…

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LEGAL SUMMER (2020) STUDENT PROGRAM

The Schlifer Clinic’s Legal Department is currently accepting applications for our Summer 2020 Student Program. Every summer, we host summer students: through externally funded internships/fellowships; for pre-arranged course credit; or as volunteers. The clinic does not have any internal funding for these summer student positions. Minimum Requirements Students should have some legal training, work experience…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Maggie Morris

Volunteer Spotlight: Maggie Morris Each year, the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic receives support from over 100 volunteers. Without them, it would not be possible for us to deliver the programs and  services we do today. Clinic volunteers lend their time and skills to the planning and execution of special events, and to providing day-to-day assistance…