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Chantel Amato, Oct 30, 2014

The Halton Community Legal Services, with funding from the Legal Aid Ontario’s Fund to Strengthen Capacity of Legal Clinics, has developed the Legal Health Check-Up Project. This initiative focuses on being proactive rather than reactive to everyday legal problems. The “check-up”, which can be accessed here, helps those living in poverty get help...

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Nicole Aylwin, Aug 26, 2014

A new State access to justice commission was formed last week in Arizona. To read about the new commission click here.

For those looking for resources on how to form and operate an A2J commission you may want to visit the American Bar Association Access to Justice Resource Centre. While the A2J Commission system is slightly different...

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Nicole Aylwin, Jul 31, 2014

An exciting new approach to addressing access to justice issues in BC's family justice system is underway!

Read about BC's pioneering Family Justice Social Lab in Kari D. Boyle's great SLAW post.

The idea for the BC Family Justice Social Lab grew out of a two-day workshop funded by the BC Law Foundation/Legal Services Society Research Fund and facilitated by Adam Kahane and Monica Pohlmann of Reos Partners.

Some resources...

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Michaela Keet, Jun 24, 2014
The Dean’s Forum was born out of a vision to use the Law College to initiate conversation among  ‘system stakeholders’ about Access to Justice.  The driving objective was the design of an action plan.  With two Forum gatherings (in Sept. ’13 and March ’14), a law school course attached to the project, and two funded summer research positions, the Forum has gained momentum.  Its creative structure – and the involvement of a committed group of law students – has been key.   
 
The attached summary outlines the Dean’s Forum...
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Deborah Doherty, Jun 04, 2014

I would like to share the Findings of an Evaluation Study that was undertaken to assess the impact of family law workshops for individuals handling their own family law matters.  This initiative was developed by Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick with Access to Justice funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario.  The evaluation shows that individuals who participated in the workshop felt better prepared to complete court forms, more knowledgeable about navigating the family justice system and much less stressed.  In fact, as a result of...

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