access to justice

  • Quebec research project tackles legal fees

    Quebec research project tackles legal fees

    Apr 10, 2019

    A new research project to establish alternative models of practice and remuneration for Quebec lawyers is the latest of several initiatives — both public and private — that aim to increase access to justice and ensure a brighter future for the legal profession in la belle province.

  • Court fees skyrocket in Saskatchewan

    Court fees skyrocket in Saskatchewan

    Apr 9, 2019

    First, at the end of June 2018, provincial and small claims court fees were increased. Then, seven months later, after a review of court fees by the province’s justice department, a slew of fees at the Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal were hiked up — in some cases doubling.

  • SCC chief justice emphasizes importance of pro bono work

    SCC chief justice emphasizes importance of pro bono work

    Feb 25, 2019

    The chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada told hundreds of attendees at the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers conference that the entire legal profession needs to make a commitment to taking on pro bono work.

  • Legal Aid Alberta emphasizes access to justice in three-year, strategic plan

    Legal Aid Alberta emphasizes access to justice in three-year, strategic plan

    Feb 21, 2019

    Legal Aid Alberta aims to increase access to justice to Albertans by establishing itself as a centre of excellence in the community, reducing inefficiencies in communication and removing barriers to access to justice through its new, three-year strategic plan.

  • University of Calgary law school to offer French certification in new partnership

    University of Calgary law school to offer French certification in new partnership

    Feb 18, 2019

    The University of Calgary Faculty of Law is entering into a new partnership with the University of Ottawa’s Certificate in Common Law in French in hopes of improving access to justice for French-speaking Albertans. The University of Calgary Faculty of Law is entering into a new partnership with the University of Ottawa’s Certificate in Common Law in French in hopes of improving access to justice for French-speaking Albertans.

  • Does the legal profession have a moral duty to innovate?

    Does the legal profession have a moral duty to innovate?

    Dec 10, 2018

    Do lawyers have a social and moral duty to embrace innovation to ensure access to justice?

  • B.C. attorney general urges members to support alternative legal service providers

    B.C. attorney general urges members to support alternative legal service providers

    Oct 31, 2018

    British Columbia Attorney General David Eby asked members of the Law Society of B.C. to vote against a resolution that would see the benchers withdraw a request to have the Legal Profession Act changed to allow alternate legal service providers.

  • Investor Protection Clinic data reveals barriers, access to justice issues for securities law

    Investor Protection Clinic data reveals barriers, access to justice issues for securities law

    Oct 17, 2018

    An investor legal clinic at Osgoode Hall Law School has released its first ever annual report, revealing that clients accessing the clinic’s services often face access to justice issues such as language barriers, lack of financial resources and a scarcity of securities law and financial investment knowledge.