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A New Call To Action To Improve Access To Justice

At a UN summit in 2015, world leaders identified 17 universal threats to the well-being, safety and advancement of people worldwide and to environmental sustainability. The result was the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Officially in effect since January 2016, the SDGs aim to galvanize national and international efforts around an agenda that promotes equity,…

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Access To Justice: How It’s Looking On The Ground

This article originally appeared on The Lawyer’s Daily on August 13, 2018. It is the eleventh article in The Honourable Thomas Cromwell’s exclusive Lawyer’s Daily column dedicated to access to civil and family justice. West Coast LEAF is a legal advocacy group whose mandate is to use the law to create an equal and just…

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Access To Justice: Diana Lowe On Support For Families As They Restructure

This article originally appeared on The Lawyer’s Daily on July 30, 2018. It is the tenth article in The Honourable Thomas Cromwell’s exclusive Lawyer’s Daily column dedicated to access to civil and family justice. Alberta has been engaged for several years in an ambitious family law reform effort. I spoke to Diana Lowe, co-lead of…

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Access to Justice: Action Committee Looks at Problems, Innovative Solutions

La version française suit. This article originally appeared on The Lawyer’s Daily on June 20, 2018. It is the eighth article in The Honourable Thomas Cromwell’s exclusive Lawyer’s Daily column dedicated to access to civil and family justice. Access to justice leaders from coast to coast to coast met for two and one-half days in…

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Legal Secondary Consultation (LSC) Pilot Project Final Report

Legal secondary consultation (LSC) is an innovative and promising legal aid delivery model in which a legal service professional provides one-on-one advice to a service provider in a social services agency or a community organization. This assists the provider to resolve problems for clients seeking help. The final report by CFCJ senior research fellow, Dr….

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Access to Justice: Current Crop of Law Students Committed, Enthusiastic

This article originally appeared on The Lawyer’s Daily on April 18, 2018. It is the seventh article in The Honourable Thomas Cromwell’s exclusive Lawyer’s Daily column dedicated to access to civil and family justice. It is easy to get discouraged by the slow pace of progress on improving access to justice. But a constant source…

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