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Repost from ABlawg: Status of Women Deputy Minister Visits the University of Calgary

This is a repost of University of Calgary Professor Jennifer Koshan’s recently published wishlist of matters for the new provincial Status of Women Ministry (together with the Ministry of Justice) to address. http://ablawg.ca/2016/01/15/status-of-women-deputy-minister-visits-the-university-of-calgary-a-wish-list/ A suggestion of key interest to us … Continue reading

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Repost from Richard Zorza’s Access to Justice Blog: New York Making Big Progress on Multi-Lingual Court Orders

Please find below a link to a post from accesstojustice.net, authored by internationally-renowned access to justice expert Richard Zorza. In it, Mr. Zorza, who coordinates the (American) national Self Represented Litigation Network, comments on the compliance and efficiency benefits of … Continue reading

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Volunteering with ECLC Provides an Opportunity to Benefit the Access to Justice Cause

Here are a few reasons among many why it is rewarding to volunteer with ECLC. Like most Canadians, lawyers come home from work on some days feeling spent, underappreciated, and ready to rest. Why would I suggest that you stop … Continue reading

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Case Comment: Boardwalk General Partnership v Montour, 2015 ABQB 242

The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (“RTDRS”) hears applications brought by landlords and tenants, such as for eviction for unpaid rent, the return of improperly withheld damage deposits and a reduction in (or abatement of) rent when a landlord has … Continue reading

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ABlawg.ca Post Comment: Can the Homeless Find Shelter in the Courts?

In a recent ABlawg post, Joshua Sealy-Harrington argues that the Ontario Court of Appeal two-justice majority decision in Tanudjaja v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONCA 852 (CA) is less compelling than Feldman JA’s dissent–which would have recognized section 7 of … 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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All Law is Poverty Law

I am not a lawyer, and have no interest in being one; yet, I work at a non-profit that provides legal services. People often ask me why. The answer is complicated, but fundamentally about my interest in poverty and how … Continue reading

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