Category Archives: Legal Resources

Language Barriers: Lost in Translation

Language Barriers: Lost in Translation As a volunteer in family docket court, I frequently watch litigants struggle to communicate with judges, duty counsel, and even their own lawyers. If English or French is not someone’s first language, it is extremely … Continue reading

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Repost from LawPRO: Providing High Quality Service to Indigenous Clients

A recent issue of LawPro Magazine was devoted to considerations specific to working with Indigenous clients. This post introduces and summarizes Nora Rock’s article, “Providing high-quality service to indigenous clients,” available here. The article provides introductory comments on how to … Continue reading

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Online Self-Help Resources No Panacea for Access to Justice Crisis

Co-Authored by Sarah Eadie and Kaila Eadie Online, plain language, self-help resources are commonly touted as important tools in our efforts to increase access to justice. British Columbia has created a web portal (Clicklaw), designed to be the primary electronic … Continue reading

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Landlord and Tenant Issues after the Flooding in Southern Alberta

The Centre for Public Legal Education in Alberta (CPLEA) has developed a new resource called After the Flood for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta. You can find it at their blog, http://www.cplea.ca/blog/?p=2980 , as well as a link to an audio Q&A … Continue reading

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A Summary of Free Client-Ready Legal Resources in Alberta

There are many occasions when poverty law advocates, including lawyers, would benefit from written legal information to provide to clients: for example, when they meet clients with several presenting issues, but can address only 1 or 2; or just to … Continue reading

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