Build Capability

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6.1 Educate law students and legal professionals

Offer training on access to justice, emerging approaches, changing social situations and the skills to meet people’s needs, both at the start of and throughout legal careers

6.2 Expand justice education in schools

Introduce legal capability into elementary and secondary schools to prepare people for legal issues in their lives

Offer training about access to justice issues in post-secondary programs to integrate legal, health, social and education services


Progress in 2018

School-age students and university students are the primary audiences for building legal capability. Having not yet settled on career choices, nor developed their own conflict skills, efforts to build legal capability in these audiences offers the potential to transform how people respond to legal conflict, whether in their own lives or in their professional roles. Law and paralegal students, developing practice skills and aptitudes at the beginning of their career, can be exposed to access to justice issues before they make career decisions. The efforts to build capability in these audiences is the priority under this goal, complementing the training of existing legal professionals.

Ongoing professional development is a critical responsibility of all legal professionals. Over the course of the year, lawyers, paralegals and judges completed training on access to justice issues and developed their practice skills. These opportunities were a combination of internal training opportunities offered by legal aid societies, judges associations and employers, and cross-sectoral conferences and courses. Professional development opportunities have expanded to include more focus on access to justice and self-represented litigants’ experiences. 

Click here to learn about 2018 activities to advance Goal 6: Build Capability

Read the whole report here: Working Toward Accessible Justice: Tracking Progress on the JDGs in 2018

 

Read the 2017 Report: Tracking Progress on Canada's JDGs:

 

Organizations advancing this Goal:

Organization’s English Website

 

Organization’s French Website

CANADA-WIDE

Canadian Bar Association

 

Canadian Bar Association

National Self-Represented Litigants Project

 

 

ALBERTA

Pro Bono Law Alberta

 

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

UVIC Access to Justice Centre of Excellence (ACE)

 

 

Justice Education Society

 

 

Law Society of BC

 

 

MANITOBA

Law Society of Manitoba

 

 

Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg

 

 

Community Legal Education Association

 

 

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

 

 

ONTARIO

U of Windsor Faculty of Law

 

 

Ontario Justice Education Network

 

Réseau Ontarien D’Education Juridique

Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution

 

 

The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

 

Groupe D’Action Sur L’Accès À La Justice

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Community Legal Information Association PEI

 

 

QUEBEC

Educaloi

 

Educaloi

SASKATCHEWAN

Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.

 

 

Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan

 

 

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