The Data Deficit: The Case for Improving Court Records for Future Access to Justice Research Fact SheetLisa Moore
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
In 2015, as part of the SSHRC-funded “Cost of Justice” project, the CFCJ conducted a study of 495 civil, non-family cases filed in the BC Supreme Court that appeared to lack resolution through court processes. The resulting “Civil Non-Family Cases Filed in the Supreme Court of BC, Research Results and Lessons Learned” report highlights several challenges related to this type of access to justice research including, the inability to contact claimants, limitations related to the currency and completeness of court records and difficulties extracting an appropriate sample of cases. As a follow-up to the findings in this report, the CFCJ has produced a fact sheet that provides an overview of some of these challenges and recommendations for improvements. “The Data Deficit: The Case for Improving Court Records for Future Access to Justice Research” fact sheet is posted on the CFCJ website here.