News Archives: News

Statement on Trump’s Executive Actions and the Quebec mosque attack

For an updated list of opportunities to engage with groups doing meaningful work on these issues, jump to the bottom of this page. We are deeply disturbed by the Executive Orders issued by U.S. President Donald Trump concerning preclusion and detention of Latin American migrants along the southern U.S. border… Read More

Interested in Volunteering at DLS this year?

September 12, 2016Online volunteer application form now live! Fill out the form here and submit by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2016.Also, click here for more information about our 2016-2017 volunteer program.

#VoteYesDLS campaign launched

Today marks the official start to the campaign period for a referendum called by the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) to increase the levy paid to DLS by University of Toronto undergraduate students. For more information, check out our campaign site at!

DLS Expands its Family Law Program

DLS is pleased to announce expansion of its family law program, thanks to generous new funding from our primary funder, Legal Aid Ontario.  DLS launched its family law program in 2005 in response to overwhelming community need.   Since this time, we have provided desperately needed family law services to clients who, but… Read More

Linn Kennedy’s retirement

It is with a mixture of sadness and gratitude that we note the approaching retirement of Linn Kennedy, our office manager. Linn is putting the finishing touches on a career that includes nearly two decades of exemplary service to our clinic. If you have had the pleasure of working with Linn… Read More

DLS Social Work Program featured in Spring Edition of REACH

DLS’s Social Work  program is featured in the Spring 2014 Edition of REACH, the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work’s magazine.   Read the article  (see page 5) and visit our social work page  to find out more about this innovative new program, and to learn how law students and social work… Read More

The class of 2012 is buying DLS a new binding machine!

We want the Class of 2012 to have an impact on the daily life of Downtown Legal Services! Our target is to raise more than $600 – so that a new binding machine can be purchased for the clinic—but there’s no need to stop at that number: any extra money… Read More

DLS on Metro Morning!

Hear DLS’s ED Lisa Cirillo chat about the access to justice crisis in family law, and DLS’s innovative family law program, with host Matt Galloway.