Meet legal needs

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2.1 Focus on legal needs for everyone

Focus on addressing service gaps for basic, essential legal services including family law, wills, employment, housing and consumer issues

2.2 Encourage innovation

Develop and expand alternative ways to get legal help including different kinds of professionals, partnerships or ways of doing business

2.3 Expand scope of legal aid

Make legal aid available to more people and for a wider range of legal problems

2.4 Focus on access to justice

Emphasize the responsibility of lawyers and paralegals to fill access to justice gaps


Progress in 2018

Meeting everyone’s legal needs means building on what is already working and expanding and adapting service models to make more legal services available to more people. This includes legal help for the wide range of legal issues that people face, in language they understand, to pursue the legal options that work best for them. Meeting legal needs means expanding and innovating legal services while also maintaining existing legal aid and pro bono.

Meeting legal needs also requires finding ways to deliver legal services in different languages, reflecting different approaches to dispute resolution, available across big distances. Technology and creativity are being used to meet the same range of needs in remote and rural communities as in cities. New court-based models and alternatives to litigation are being integrated as dispute resolution options in both cities and small communities. This summary of projects and changes to legal services are some of the new ways to meet legal needs instituted in 2018. 

Click here to learn about 2018 activities to advance Goal 2: Meet Legal Needs

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

Justice Canada

 

Ministère de la Justice

National Self-Represented Litigants Project

 

 

Pro Bono Students Canada

 

Réseau national d’étudiant(e)s pro bono

ALBERTA

Alberta Legal Services Project

 

 

Pro Bono Law Alberta

 

 

Reforming the Family Justice System

 

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

A2J BC

 

 

Access Pro Bono BC

 

 

Ministry of Attorney General

 

 

Mediate BC

 

 

MANITOBA

Community Legal Education Association

 

 

Legal Aid Manitoba

 

 

Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg, Inc.

 

 

NEW BRUNSWICK

Ministry of Justice and Public Safety

 

Ministère de la Justice et Sécurité publique

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Courts

 

 

NOVA SCOTIA

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia

 

 

Nova Scotia Courts

 

 

Nova Scotia Legal Aid

 

Aide juridique de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Department of Justice (Court Services)

 

 

Department of Justice

 

 

NUNAVUT

Law Society Nunavut

 

Barreau Du Nunavut

Ministry of Justice

 

Ministry of Justice

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

NWT Legal Aid Commission

 

NWT Legal aid Commission

ONTARIO

Pro Bono Ontario

 

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Community Legal Information Association PEI

 

 

PEI Courts

 

 

QUEBEC

Justice Quebec

 

Justice Quebec

Mobile Legal Clinic

 

Mobile Legal Clinic

Pro Bono Quebec

 

 

Cour du Québec

 

Court of Québec

SASKATCHEWAN

Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc. (CLASSIC)

 

 

Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan

 

 

Ministry of Justice

 

 

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