Innovate

07

7.1 Keep track of what is working

Create a culture of innovation in the justice system by focusing on new ideas and learning about successes and failures

7.2 Share good ideas

Promote the sharing of new models, ideas and successes to expand the impact of innovation


Progress in 2018

There are genuine challenges to innovation in the justice sector, including the need to protect the independence of the judiciary and the bar that creates separation between institutions and groups. The culture of précèdent and tradition has hindered experimentation. Given the extent of the A2J challenge, the sector is changing, adopting new thinking, flexibility, experimentation and user-centered approaches.

The legal system has a history of slow evolution rooted in precedent and case law. Its culture is at odds with the culture of innovation and experimentation. It has maintained a separation between legal institutions and public organizations as one of the ways to protect the independence of the judiciary and the bar. However, the access to justice challenge faced by many Canadians demands new thinking, flexibility, experimentation and user-centered approaches.

Innovation is often associated with technological changes, many of which are transforming how disputes are resolved. It also applies to how people deliver services or approach access to justice issues. These are some of the ways that the legal system innovated over 2018. 

Click here to learn about 2018 activities to advance Goal 7: Innovate

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

BRITISH COLUMBIA

People's Law School

 

 

Thomson Rivers University

 

 

Legal Services Society

 

 

Ministry of Attorney General

 

 

BC Judicial Council

 

 

CANADA-WIDE

Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

 

Forum Canadien Sur La Justice Civile

Action Committee On Access To Justice In Civil And Family Matters

 

Objectifs De Développement En Matière De Justice

MANITOBA

Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg

 

 

NOVA SCOTIA

Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

 

 

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia

 

 

NS Family Law

 

 

ONTARIO

Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution

 

 

Legal Innovation Zone, Ryerson University

 

 

The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

 

Groupe D’Action Sur L’Accès À La Justice

Ministry of the Attorney General

 

Ministère du Procureur Général

SASKATCHEWAN

Ministry of Justice

 

 

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