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Ottawa Lawyers post social media videos on legal aid cuts

Lawyers used social media on Monday to draw attention to budget cuts at Legal Aid Ontario, this time in a pointed hashtag targeting the Premier Doug Ford’s changes to liquor laws.

Using the hashtag “GotBeerNeedJustice,” lawyers posted videos explaining issues facing legal aid clients in the province.


Michael Spratt, a partner at Abergel Goldstein & Partners, posted a similar video in front of a Brockville, Ont. courthouse, while lawyer and town councillor Douglas Judson posted a video in Fort Frances, Ont. Kirsi Ralko, a lawyer at Shewchuk Ormiston Richardt & Johnson LLP, who is also a politician, posted a video in Kenora, Ont.

“Last week, the attorney general posted a video just like this saying it’s ‘only fair’ that beer and wine be sold in corner stores,” says Ralko in the video. “Let’s reinstate Legal Aid Ontario’s budget so Ontarians can get access to justice.”

Read Anita Balakrishnan‘s full article: Law Times

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