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Steps to Justice

When you visit Your Legal Rights, you will notice a new Steps to Justice logo on the housing, employment and family law topics. What does Steps to Justice mean?

CLEO's Your Legal Rights website has always offered practical legal information, but Steps to Justice offers a new approach. The Steps to Justice logo signals that you are getting new, detailed step-by-step legal information to help you work through your legal problem. Steps to Justice will help you whether you use it on your own, with the guidance of a legal professional, or with the help of a friend or someone you trust in the community.

Steps to Justice begins by listing commonly asked questions and then gives clear answers leading to specific next steps. It also links to helpful checklists, templates, forms, resources, and key legal and community contacts.

How does Steps to Justice help?

You can find information on:

  • Where do I start? Get clear information and key next steps to help you understand and deal with your legal problem.
  • What are some tools to help me? Find practical checklists, templates and forms.
  • Where can I get more help? Click on useful links to related legal and community services.

Getting reliable and easy-to-understand legal information in a timely way can make a big difference in minimizing or resolving legal problems.

Starting with family law, employment and work, and housing law, Steps to Justice will cover more and more legal topics in the future.

Our goal is to make Steps to Justice content available and embedded on community and legal organization websites across the province, so that people can find reliable information they need in many places – on websites that they use and trust.

The Steps to Justice collaborative partnership

Steps to Justice is a collaborative project of leading Ontario justice sector organizations, and a signature initiative of The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG). TAG has been instrumental in facilitating conversations among justice stakeholders to encourage collaboration and avoid duplication, particularly in online family law information.

Led by CLEO, justice sector partners on the project include the Ministry of the Attorney General, the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, Social Justice Tribunals Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, Legal Aid Ontario, The Law Society of Upper Canada, and community and specialty legal clinics.

CLEO would like to acknowledge the time and expertise given by the members of the Family, Employment, and Housing Content Committees and Reviewers. These partners have provided invaluable input on topics of high need for our audiences and have reviewed content to ensure practical relevance and legal accuracy.

CLEO receives funding for our work from The Law Foundation of Ontario, Legal Aid Ontario, and the Department of Justice Canada.

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