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Pregnancy and Parental Leave in Ontario

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Navigating Maternity Leave: How to Maintain Your Sanity and Your Career

Law Society of Ontario Membership Fee Provisions for Parental Leave

Contract Lawyers and Paralegals Registry

Need assistance while you are away from the office? The Law Society of Ontario’s Contract Lawyers and Paralegals Registry is a province-wide listing of lawyers and paralegals who are available to work on a short-term or contract basis. The Contract Lawyers and Paralegals Registry includes resources to help you hire a Contract Lawyer or Paralegal, including a contract checklist, sample contract clauses, and a discussion about the potential practice management and ethical issues involved in hiring a Contract Lawyer or Paralegal. The Contract Lawyers and Paralegals  Registry also assists those lawyers or paralegals who are seeking flexible, short-term work by providing them with an opportunity to promote their availability and experience to lawyers and paralegals across the province.

Parental Leave Assistance Program 

The Law Society of Ontario’s Parental Leave Assistance Program provides financial benefits to practising lawyers in firms of five lawyers or fewer who do not have access to other maternity, parental, or adoption financial benefits under public or private plans and who meet the eligibility criteria.

Parental Care Information (Ontario)
Information About Pregnancy and Parental Leave (Ontario)
Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Benefits (Service Canada Site)
"Having A Baby" (Service Canada Site)
"Raising a Family" (Service Canada Site)
National Association of Women Lawyers (N.A.W.L.) "On-Ramp" Programs

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