Children’s Rights & Divorce

Claire’s parents seem to be fighting a lot lately, and aren’t sleeping in the same room anymore. She thinks that her parents might be getting a divorce. Claire being 16 understands that this is for the better and in the long run will improve her family dynamics, but her younger sister Eli seems to be having…

The Legal Saga of Toronto’s Mayor: Rob Ford’s Conflict of Interest Case Explained

Rob Ford, Toronto’s controversial mayor, is currently involved in a legal battle that could result in him losing his job. The legal saga began roughly three years ago in February of 2010, when Mr. Ford sent out donation requests for his football foundation to official city lobbyists using official city letterhead. Toronto’s integrity commissioner found…

PLE Volunteer Spotlight: Georjo Tabucan

Profile written by fellow JFCY volunteer Arif Hussain.Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and interview Mr. Georjo Tabucan about his volunteering experiences with the Public Legal Education Team here at JFCY thus far. Georjo comes from a diverse academic and professional background with a very keen interest in the field of law. Like…

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…

The Law and Youth Novice Drivers in Ontario: Part 2

This is Part Two of a three-part series on the law around novice driving and graduated licensing in Ontario.  This scenario was written by JFCY PLE Team volunteer Leslie-Anne Walker, a student at Ryerson University. To see Part 1, click here and to see Part 3, click here. Scenario: Alicia and the grade 12 house party…

The Law and Youth Novice Drivers in Ontario: Part 1

This is Part One of a three-part series on the law around novice driving and graduated licensing in Ontario.  This comic was created by JFCY PLE Team volunteer Tony Young, a grade 12 student at Bayview Secondary School. Since Josh is a novice driver and under the age of 21, he can face legal penalties…

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…