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Making a List and Checking it Twice: Barriers to Access to Justice

Here’s a link to a SLAW post by Manitoba lawyer Karen Dyck: http://www.slaw.ca/2016/03/23/making-a-list-barriers-to-access-to-justice/ In this blog post, the writer presents an itemized list of “barriers that stand between ordinary people with legal problems and their effective access to justice,” but … Continue reading

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Increasing Access to Justice with Alternative Fee Structures

Individuals who find themselves unable to afford legal services may find assistance in the form of pro bono legal services or online self-help resources. While these are important ways that the legal community is improving access to justice, they are … Continue reading

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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 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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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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