Tag Archives: Canada

Canadian SRL Project Sponsors Dialog Event — A Model for Us all

What a great idea. As Julie MacFarlane blogs about the follow up to her Canadian SRL Report: 60 people gathered in Windsor to discuss the research report – 15 of them SRL’s from the study. The other 45 guests included … Continue reading

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Important New Canadian Report Highlights Challenges Facing the Self-Represented and Innovation and Research Lessons for the US

An important new report, The National Self-Represented Litigants Project: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Self-Represented Litigants, by Dr. Julie MacFarlane, supported by grants from the Law Foundation of Ontario, the Law Foundation of Alberta, and the Law Foundation of … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Canadian Envisioning Equal Justice Summit — Parallel Paths to Innovation and Access

I am just back from Vancouver and the Canadian Bar Association Envisioning Equal Justice Summit.  My main conclusion is that the Canadians and the US are now on very similar and potentially supportive paths. The Summit was brought together to … Continue reading

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Canadian Court Rules Subcommittee Report Advocates Review of Rules from Point of View of the Self-Represented

The Canadian Federal Court Rules Committee Subcommittee on Global Review of the Federal Courts Rules makes an interesting recommendation: The Rules Committee should assess all existing rules from the standpoint of access to justice, particularly by self-represented parties, with a … Continue reading

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British Columbia: Chief Judge says Lower Legal Rates or Give Up Monopoly; Legal Aid Commission Report Makes Innovative Suggestions

As reported in the Vancouver Sun the Chief Judge of the British Columbia Court of Appeals: “has suggested lawyers either significantly lower their fees — now averaging about $340 an hour — or agree to give up their monopolistic hold … Continue reading

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Implications of Broadband Initiative for Access to Justice — Interesting Canadian Experiment and a TIG idea

Sunday’s Washington Post on rural broadband set me thinking about the need to be more creative about broadband and the justice system. When someone says medical and broadband in the same sentence, you know what to think — doctors doing … Continue reading

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Ontario Moves on Sign Languge Interpretation in Legal Context — A Suggestion for an IOLTA Innovation Pool

The Law Foundation of Ontario, their IOLTA program, has what we in the  US would call an RFP out for projects dealing with Sign Language Interpretation in the legal system.  Applicants can be “from across Canada” The grant program comes … Continue reading

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