As of August 1, 2022, bakerlaw has joined forces with Ross & McBride LLP.
Our team is excited to become part of the formidable group of human rights, employment, and constitutional lawyers at Ross & McBride. Our current and future clients will continue to receive the personalized, high-quality representation that has become synonymous with bakerlaw, and will benefit from the collaborative, cross-functional approach to complex issues that both we and Ross & McBride value. With the added resources of larger, full-service firm, this collaboration will allow us to take on new clients for the first time since October 2021. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact us at email@example.com
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- August 5, 2022
- David Baker
- Comments Off on Baker Law joins the Ross & McBride family
Ross & McBride LLP welcomes Toronto’s bakerlaw into our diverse team of legal professionals, as of August 1, 2022.
Founded by David Baker, bakerlaw is a highly-regarded team with over 35 years of experience in disability, human rights, litigation, and constitutional law. » Read the rest
- May 24, 2022
- Mariah Campbell
- Comments Off on Sexual Assault Prevention Month 2022
Content warning: Sexual assault and harassment
May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month (link) in Ontario and across Canada (link). Formerly referred to as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the name was changed in recent years to signify that awareness alone is not enough; to effectively support survivors, action is key. » Read the rest
- April 8, 2022
- Comments Off on bakerlaw has moved!
After over 10 years at 4711 Yonge Street, bakerlaw has moved into a new office space in downtown Toronto.
Our new office is located at:
205 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1V3
Our phone numbers, fax number, and email addresses remain the same at this time. » Read the rest
- March 28, 2022
- Comments Off on Manitoba based Charter challenge aims to bring change to disability payment claw-backs
On March 21, 2022, The Winnipeg Free Press published an article outlining the Charter challenge that Mr. Paul Hutlet has launched with the assistance of bakerlaw. The article, “Disability payment program structures face constitutional challenge” can be found here (link). » Read the rest
- March 15, 2022
- Comments Off on Canadian youth challenge the current Federal voting age under sections 3 & 15 of the Charter
In December 2021, a group of 13 Canadian youth filed a court challenge in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to lower the federal voting age. The Applicants represent youth across the country and range from 12 to 18 years of age. » Read the rest
- March 14, 2022
- Comments Off on Working for Worker’s Act, 2021 brings changes to the workplace
On December 2, 2021, the Working for Workers Act, 2021 (“Act”), came into force amending several existing Acts impacting employer and, in some circumstances, employee obligations. You can find the full Act, including the dates each Schedule of amendments comes into force, here (link). » Read the rest
- February 3, 2022
- Comments Off on Guest Blog: Self-Care Measures for Care Providers
Bakerlaw recognizes the important role played by caregivers in avoiding unnecessary institutionalization. Ontario’s new (link) Long-Term Care Bill may leave those who refuse to be institutionalized and their caregivers without support. Bakerlaw is concerned this new legislation may not comply with Ontarians’ Charter equality rights, by forcing them to accept institutionalization when community care and support would be preferable. » Read the rest
- February 2, 2022
- Comments Off on BAKERLAW 2022 2L SUMMER STUDENT POSITION (MAY-AUGUST)
Bakerlaw is hiring a second-year law student for the summer of 2022. Interested candidates should send their application package to Kathleen Osther (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, February 11, 2022.
Application packages must include:
- A cover letter highlighting the applicant’s experience, interest, or aptitude in Charter and human rights matters;
- The applicant’s CV;
- Transcripts from both undergraduate degree and law school;
- A short writing sample (no more than 5 pages; excerpts accepted);
- Names and contact information for 2 references (please do not include reference letters in the package).
- December 10, 2021
- Comments Off on Human Rights Day 2021
Today marks the 73rd annual Human Rights Day, which celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) (link) as put forth by the United Nations in 1948.
This year’s theme for the celebration is “EQUALITY – Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights”, which relates to Article 1 of the UDHR – “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” » Read the rest
- December 7, 2021
- Daniel Mulroy
- Comments Off on Charter challenge claims CERB and CRB discriminated against people with disabilities
On November 26, 2021, the Toronto Star published the article “CERB and CRB discriminated against Canadians with disabilities, new Charter challenge claims” (link). This article outlines the Charter challenge Ms. Valerie Jacob has launched, with the assistance of bakerlaw, claiming that the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (“CERB”) and the Canada Recovery Benefit (“CRB”) discriminated against her, as a worker with disabilities. » Read the rest