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ACCLE is thrilled to announce that it will co-host its 2016 Conference with the IJCLE (International Journal of Clinical Legal Education). The Risks and Rewards of Clinic will take place in Toronto, from July 10 – 13, 2016 at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Registration is now open. Please mark the date on your calendars and plan to join us in Toronto next summer for this exciting event!

The full program for our upcoming 6th Annual Conference, The Place of Clinical Legal Education, is now available. Visit the Conference page on this website to view the program and for full details about the conference. If you haven’t registered yet, don’t delay – registration closes October 21, 2015.

ACCLE is thrilled to confirm that Maria Campbell, writer, playwright and & teacher, will deliver the keynote address at our 2015 Conference, “The Place of Clinical Legal Education”.

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On September 2, 2014, Legal Aid Ontario announced new funding to its 6 SLASS clinics to assist them in delivering desperately needed family law services. For the University of Toronto’s Downtown Legal Services, this new funding will allow them to expand their current family law practice to serve more clients. For the 5 other SLASS clinics, Osgoode Hall Law School’s Community and Legal Aid Services Program, University of Ottawa’s Community Legal Clinic, Queen’s Legal Aid, Western University’s Community Legal Services and University of Windsor’s Community Legal Aid , this funding will allow them establish new family law practices. For more information about this funding and the different programs, see LAO’s press release.

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released on July 23 a long-awaited and important report on reform of the family justice system. Downtown Legal Services (DLS) at the University of Toronto received several mentions as the only student legal clinic in Ontario that provides family law assistance.

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Downtown Legal Services at the University of Toronto celebrated its 40th anniversary earlier this year. Speakers such as well-known Family Court Judge Harvey Brownstone and Legal Aid Ontario CEO Bob Ward spoke at a special reception.

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