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CNIB and ARCH present: Serving Clients with Disabilities & Advocating for an Accessible Ontario

Continuing Professional Development lecture and group discussions with practical scenarios. This program is accredited by the Law Society of Ontario for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Professionalism Hours (EDI Hours).…Read More

Directional Description to ARCH

Descriptive directions to ARCH Disability Law Centre's office, for persons with vision disabilities.…Read More

Fact Sheet – Tips for Lawyers and Paralegals in Ontario: Accommodating clients requiring a support person

My client requires a support person as a disability-related accommodation to participate in a meeting. Can I refuse to include the support person in the meeting with my client? What Does the Law Say? As legal service providers, lawyers and paralegals must accommodate their clients with disabilities to the point of undue hardship, as required…Read More

Fact Sheet – Tips for Lawyers and Paralegals in Ontario: Accommodating clients who need extra time

Can I charge my client additional legal fees for longer appointments when extra time is a disability-related need? My client requires more time to explain their legal issue than the routine thirty-minute appointment due to their disability. Do I need to accommodate my client? Can I charge them for the extra time I spend with…Read More

Fact Sheet – Tips for Lawyers and Paralegals in Ontario: Accommodating clients by communicating via email

My client asks to communicate via email as an accommodation. What are my professional obligations? What Does the Law Say? The Law Society of Ontario prohibits any form of discrimination, including against persons with disabilities. This prohibition and the obligation to provide legal services in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code are detailed in the…Read More

Guide – Using Legal Services: A Guide for persons with disabilities in Ontario

This Guide is intended for persons with disabilities who are seeking or receiving legal services. The information in this Guide serves as legal information on the right to accessible legal services. It is not intended to be legal advice. PDF and RTF versions of this guide are available at the end of this page. Free…Read More

Guide – Tips for Lawyers and Paralegals on Providing Accessible Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities in Ontario

This Guide is intended for lawyers and paralegals who provide legal services to persons with disabilities. It is not intended to be legal advice. Please note that the information in this Guide does not apply to all situations. A person’s needs may vary over time and at different points in the day. Always ask the…Read More

Accessible Practice: Practice tips for maintaining privilege and confidentiality for a client accompanied by a support person

Practice tips for maintaining privilege and confidentiality for a client accompanied by a support person…Read More

Accessible Practice: The Importance of Privacy for Clients with Disabilities

About privacy concerns that are specific to clients with disabilities and what you can do in your legal practice to proactively address these issues.…Read More

Accessible Practice: When Your Client Cannot Sign Documents

Alternatives for clients who have legal capacity, but who, because of a physical or sensory disability, cannot sign documents.…Read More



August 14, 2019

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