Steps to Justice News

New information on French language rights

Steps to Justice has more information on your right to services in French, including:

at a family lawcriminal lawsmall claims court, or provincial court proceeding
health care services

New information in criminal law

Steps to Justice has new content about how criminal courts deal with certain mental health issues, including:
baildiversion, and sentencing for people with mental health issues
drug treatment court
people who aren’t criminally responsible
people who aren’t fit to stand trial

New interactive criminal court illustrations

Steps to Justice has a new interactive illustration of a criminal courtroom. This illustration gives you an idea of what a typical criminal courtroom looks like. You can click on the pop-up buttons to get more information about who the key players are and their roles.

On the Radar – Air conditioners: A hot topic for tenants and landlords

As summer heats up, it’s a good time for tenants to pull out their leases and review the rules about air conditioners.
This month’s On the Radar looks at the different ways air conditioning can be handled in a lease.
Update – Air conditioners: A hot topic for tenants and landlords
Following the release of July’s On the Radar,

CLEO’s Guided Pathways to Housing Law forms now also available in French

Fill out the Landlord and Tenant Board forms for rental housing cases using CLEO’s Guided Pathways
Tenants can use the pathway to the Landlord and Tenant Board’s Form T1, Tenant Application for a Rebate of Money the Landlord Owes to get money back their landlord owes them.
Use the pathway to complete the Landlord and Tenant Board’s Form T6,

New information on provincial offences

Steps to Justice now has information about provincial offences, including:

speeding tickets
noise complaints

There is also information about trials and appeals in Provincial Offences Court.

New tools to help with income assistance

Steps to Justice has two new tools to help you understand Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP):

Three simple flowcharts that explain applying for OWapplying for ODSP, and appealing an OW or ODSP decision. These can help you understand what happens and what is required at each stage of the application or appeal process.

New Family Law Guided Pathways to change your final family law court order or support agreement

If your circumstances change, you may need to make changes to a final court order or a written agreement about arrangements for your children or support. CLEO’s Guided Pathways now offer online help for you to complete the family law court forms required to request a Motion to Change a final order relating to decision-making responsibility (custody),

New information on elder abuse

Steps to Justice now has information about elder abuse. Aimed at older adults who are living in their own homes, retirement homes, and long-term care homes, it’s also meant to help friends, family members, and caregivers. Topics include:

recognizing abuse
protecting yourself and others from abuse
different types of abuse

Justice pas-à-pas offre maintenant des renseignements sur les mauvais traitements envers les personnes âgées.

Guided Pathway for preparing for your trial management conference

Do you have a trial management conference coming up in your family court case? Get online help to complete the forms you need from CLEO’s Guided Pathways.
Use the pathway to fill out:

Form 17E: Trial Management Conference Brief (if your case is in the Ontario Court of Justice),

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