Build Capability

06

How are we reaching this goal?

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

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


This year's progress

Building the capability of the next generation of citizens to anticipate and manage legal problems is a long-term strategy for increasing access to justice. Preparing law students to better meet legal needs is a more immediate strategy. Both of these efforts build capability to identify, anticipate and respond to legal problems.

Click here to learn about 2017 activities to advance Goal 6: Build Capability

Read the whole report here: Tracking Action on Canada's JDG's

 

Projects Advancing this Goal

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Projects

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CANADA-WIDE

Canadian Bar Association

Law Day 2017 activities

Canadian Bar Association

National Self-Represented Litigants Project

For-credit Self-Represented Litigant Coaching class at University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

SRL Awareness Day in five Ontario law schools.

 

ALBERTA

Pro Bono Law Alberta

Poverty Law

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

UVIC Access to Justice Centre of Excellence (ACE)

A2J Presentations

 

Justice Education Society

 

Online Academy

Mapping Her Path: Training for early-career lawyers

New Curriculum Resources Grades 5-7 Social Studies

 

Law Society of BC

Annual essay contest for secondary school students

 

MANITOBA

Law Society of Manitoba

Forgivable Loan Program

 

Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg

Hosting law student volunteers

Internships for law school, social work and criminal justice students

Volunteer opportunities for lawyers to mentor law students

 

Community Legal Education Association

Hosting law student volunteers

Speakers in high school classrooms

 

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Presentations in schools

Youth Justice Camps

 

ONTARIO

U of Windsor Faculty of Law

Access to Justice Distinguished Lecture Series

Coaching course for law students.

 

Ontario Justice Education Network

Radio program by First Nations students about how to file police complaints

Justice Education Fellowship positions

Grade Five Poster Challenge

Institutes for Teachers – Toronto, Thunder Bay

The Charter Challenge

Réseau Ontarien D’Education Juridique

Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution

Justice Design Project for post-secondary students

 

The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

Paralegals and Access to Justice (in-person and webcast)

Groupe D’Action Sur L’Accès À La Justice

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Community Legal Information Association PEI

Community Youth Justice Camp

 

QUEBEC

Educaloi

Workshops, teaching guides, toolkits for high school and adult

Educaloi

SASKATCHEWAN

Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.

Hosts law and inter-disciplinary

 

Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan

Classroom programs

 

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