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Justice Centres: From the Courtroom to the Community

The Ontario Justice Education Network will be providing a webinar on Ontario’s Justice Centres. These centres are part of a new and innovative strategy to move justice out of traditional courtroom settings and into community, help connect vulnerable and marginalized persons with wrap-around services and treatment, and disrupt cycles of offending. Speakers of varied backgrounds, […]

Free Virtual Tour of Osgoode Hall

The lunchtime tour of Osgoode Hall, a regular feature of the Summer Law Institute, has also gone virtual! Join us as curator, Elise Brunet, takes us through this heritage home of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Superior Court of Justice, and the Law Society of Ontario. The videoconference tour consists of a presentation combining high […]

Child Witnesses in the Criminal Courts

Panel discussion about the how child witnesses are supported throughout a criminal case, from the early stages of the police investigation through to court preparation, testimony in the courtroom and at sentencing hearings. Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Time: 3:00 pm Speakers: Child Advocate Worker from BOOST – CYAC (Child and Youth Advocacy Centre), Crown and Defence Counsel, […]

So, You want to Be a Paralegal: Exploring Careers in Law

Are your students interested in a career in law? This webinar will cover what paralegals and law clerks do, recent changes in paralegals’ scope of practice and the training required to enter this exciting profession. Date and time: Monday, August 23, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Speakers: Linda Pasternak, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., J.D, Paralegal Program Coordinator/Professor, […]

Understanding the Legal Aid System in Ontario – February 2021

Where do low-income Ontarians get free or affordable legal help? Most people know that legal aid exists, but do you know how it actually works? Teachers, join us to dive into how Legal Aid operates, from a panel of lawyers who have been working in the system for years. We will review and explain the […]

Teaching Law as a System with the Access to Justice Game

This session is presented as part of the DemocracyXChange Festival ( The Ontario Justice Education Network ( runs public legal education programs for youth and supports teachers in bringing law into their classrooms, especially in Law and Civics courses. OJEN created the Access to Justice simulation game as a tool for introducing students to the […]

Top 5 Significant Cases of the Past Year – SLI 2020

Event Summary: The Ontario Justice Education Network is offering a free online session for secondary school teachers on ‘The Top 5 Cases’ of the past year. This webinar features The Honourable Justice Lorne Sossin of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto. The Ontario Justice Education Network is offering a free online session featuring The […]

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