Category Archives: Coronavirus

Ontario’s Community Legal Clinics and Covid 19: just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water

Ontario has over 70 community legal clinics. Around 50 are general with geographical catchment areas that, in total, cover the whole Province and 20 or so are specialist centres. Under Ontario’s state of emergency declared on March 17, all are included as ‘professional and social services that support the legal and justice system’ and thereby … Continue reading Ontario’s Community Legal Clinics and Covid 19: just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water

Legal Empowerment and Global Responses to Covid 19

The Covid 19 pandemic is providing a stimulus to the global legal empowerment movement. Namati, one of its leading organisations, held a webinar on Tuesday with an attendance of close to 300. This  discussed current developments in countries that included India, Argentina, North Macedonia and the Philippines. A slightly different network was involved in the … Continue reading Legal Empowerment and Global Responses to Covid 19

An implications map for legal and advice needs right now and in the future

Dr Simon Davey with Martha de la Roche, Network Development Manager, Lipnetwork. It follows Simon’s earlier piece last week. As of today, 30th March 2020, we are still adapting to the coronavirus crisis and figuring our way through. We have been buried in a tide of mixed emotions; shock, denial, sadness and, for some, grief … Continue reading An implications map for legal and advice needs right now and in the future