Society Broadens Scope of Court Challenge

As you know, the Society commenced a court application against Legal Aid Ontario in connection with LAO’s refusal to voluntarily recognize The Society as the bargaining agent for the staff lawyers pursuant to s. 2(d) of the Charter. Consistent with the thrust of the campaign to persuade LAO to voluntarily recognize and bargain with the […]

Read the LAO Lawyers’ Notice of Application: Legal Challenge

On June 4, 2015, LAO Lawyers and our chosen representative, The Society, filed a Notice of Application that began our legal challenge against Legal Aid Ontario. The application tells the cronological story of LAO lawyers campaign to secure collective bargaining rights and Legal Aid Ontario’s ongoing refusal to respect our choice. Notice of Application issued […]

Ontario lawyers fight to bargain

Canadian Labour Reporter Jun 8, 2015 Legal Aid Ontario employees to challenge certification restriction in court     A group of lawyers that represents some of the most underprivileged Ontarians is headed to court to fight for their own right to join a union.   Lawyers from Legal Aid Ontario (a non-profit government agency that provides […]

LAW TIMES: Legal Aid Lawyers File Charter Challenge Against LAO

Monday, 08 June 2015 08:00 | Written By Glenn Kauth http://www.lawtimesnews.com/201506084733/headline-news/legal-aid-lawyers-file-charter-challenge-against-lao As it faces a constitutional challenge filed by staff lawyers who have been seeking to unionize, Legal Aid Ontario says it respects their right to associate and is willing to consider associations other than the union the employees want to join.“LAO has always supported […]

Legal Challenge Filed Against Legal Aid Ontario

 Legal Aid Ontario Failing to Respect Lawyers’ Charter Rights TORONTO, June 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, lawyers employed at Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) along with The Society of Energy Professionals (The Society) launched a constitutional challenge following two years of resistance by Legal Aid Ontario to recognize their right to collectively bargain as enshrined in the […]

LAO Lawyers to File Legal Challenge

Legal aid lawyers are preparing to file a legal challenge in response to LAO’s failure to recognize our right to choose collective bargaining with an independent representative of our choice. During the more than two year campaign to secure collective bargaining rights, the LAO lawyers’ campaign committee has made numerous requests to join Crown and […]

CCLA Addresses the Right to an Independent Association

May 13, 2015, Canadian Civil Liberties Association CCLA recently intervened before the Supreme Court of Canada in Mounted Police Association of Ontario et al. v. Attorney General of Canada, a case that revolves around the fundamental freedom of association protected by s. 2(d), and the limitations placed on the rights of members of the RCMP […]

LAW TIMES: LAO Lawyers See Promise in RCMP Ruling

Monday, 26 January 2015 08:00 | Written By Yamri Taddese http://www.lawtimesnews.com/201501264438/headline-news/lao-lawyers-see-promise-in-rcmp-ruling Legal Aid Ontario staff lawyers who’ve been fighting for the right to join a union say the Supreme Court’s recent endorsement of collective-bargaining rights in Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada (Attorney General) is a victory for them as well as the Mounties. […]