Year in Review: JFCY and the PLE Team!

Both JFCY and the PLE Team had a great year in 2012.JFCY’s work in 2012 JFCY lawyers assisted hundreds of young people this year with various legal issues, ranging from defending youth on charges under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, representing youth in family court in making claims for financial support, advocacy around entitlement to social…

Behind the Scenes with the PLE Team

The YouTube subcommittee of the PLE Team was busy this week filming a video on school expulsions.  The video examines some of the consequences of getting caught selling and buying drugs on school property.Here is a look behind the scenes at our youth volunteers: Thanks to everyone involved:Arif (writer and director)Bianca (law student writer)Andrea (JFCY…

JFCY in the courts: Special Education

Today the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Moore v. BC, a case about a student (Jeffrey Moore) with dyslexia who was denied appropriate accommodation of his disability, thereby preventing him meaningful access to an education in the public school system. When Jeffrey was an elementary school student, his school board eliminated the remedial program…

Fake ID and the Law: Video

Ever wondered about the potential legal consequences for getting caught with fake or borrowed ID? Check out this video produced by the PLE Team.  Click here to watch the video! Learn about the law around fake IDs in Ontario.  Watch these three teens as they learn about the possible consequences for getting caught with fake or…

Staff profile: Andrea Luey

By Diana Rozo, JFCY PLE Team MemberAndrea Luey has worked as a lawyer at JFCY since 2009. She works with clients and also runs the Public Legal Education Team. Andrea during the JFCY PLE Team filming of a legal rights video Before she worked at JFCY, she worked for Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services in Toronto and Kinna-aweya Legal…

How do I talk to a lawyer, and what do I say? FAQ about meeting a lawyer at JFCY

If you are under the age of 18 and have a legal problem that needs to be resolved, you can get in touch with JFCY. They will provide you with expert legal advice and ensure that you receive the legal protection that you are entitled to as a rights-holder. If you are unsure about how…

Behind the Scenes with the PLE Team

On December 20 some members of the YouTube Subcommittee of the PLE Team shot a public legal education video. The topic: Age of Consent for Sexual Activity, an area of law that is commonly misunderstood. The volunteers worked with Andrea to come up with a script and plan. Stay tuned for the release of this…