Meet legal needs

02

How are we reaching this goal?

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

Encourage innovation

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

Expand scope of legal aid

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

Focus on access to justice

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


This year's progress

2017 has seen many new initiatives to meet the legal of needs of people in Canada. These projects highlight the expansion of legal supports,
the development of innovative approaches, new pro bono services
and adaptations to meet the specific needs of people who face unique barriers to accessing the justice system.

Click here to learn about 2017 activities to advance Goal 2: Meet Legal Needs

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

Projects advancing this Goal:

Organization’s English Website

Projects

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CANADA-WIDE

Justice Canada

e-disclosure;

innovations related to internal collaboration and the use of technology;

Ministère de la Justice

National Self-Represented Litigants Project

Database of lawyers, paralegals, organizations, and other professionals who offer reasonably priced services for self-represented litigants.

Legal coaching project

 

Pro Bono Students Canada

Tax Court of Canada Advocacy Project

Wills Project

ID Clinic: ID Access and Legal Referrals for Homeless and marginally housed

Réseau national d’étudiant(e)s pro bono

ALBERTA

Alberta Legal Services Project

Alberta Limited Legal Services Project

 

Pro Bono Law Alberta

Legal Clinic at Wellspring Calgary

1000 Voices Legal Clinic

 

Reforming the Family Justice System

Theory of Change into the strategic plan of the Court of Queen's Bench

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

A2J BC

A2JBC Unbundling Initiative

 

Access Pro Bono BC

Telephone advice service & legal info for people affected by BC wildfires

Civil Chambers Program.

Employment Standards Program.

Paralegal Program

Summary Advice Program.

Wills Clinic

 

Ministry of Attorney General

Justice Access Centre (JAC)

Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT)

BC Human Rights Commission

 

Mediate BC

Mediate BC’s Family Unbundled Legal Services Project

 

MANITOBA

Community Legal Education Association

Toll-free line

 

Legal Aid Manitoba

Agreement to Pay program

 

Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg, Inc.

Drop-in clinics providing legal information, summary advice and referrals

 

NEW BRUNSWICK

Ministry of Justice and Public Safety

Aboriginal Domestic Violence Outreach Program.

The Sexual Assault Response Pilot Program

Ministère de la Justice et Sécurité publique

 

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Pro bono Legal clinics on Small Claims Court matters, Court of Appeal matters,

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Courts

Court of Appeal Legal Assistance Clinic

 

NOVA SCOTIA

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia

Small Claims Court App

 

Nova Scotia Courts

Nova Scotia Mental Health Court

 

Nova Scotia Legal Aid

Family law summary advice clinics

Aide juridique de la Nouvelle-Écosse

 

Department of Justice (Court Services)

Conciliation/ADR services where parties are living in different jurisdictions

 

Department of Justice

Wagmatcook First Nation Gladue court.

Victims of sexual assault may now access up to four hours of free legal advice

 

NUNAVUT

Law Society Nunavut

Inuktitut Hotline

Barreau Du Nunavut

Ministry of Justice

The Office of the Superintendent of Securities financial abuse checklist to help Elders

All public services, including courts, are now available in Inuktitut

Ministry of Justice

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

NWT Legal Aid Commission

Outreach lawyer help civil and family clinics in 19 communities and weekly in Yellowknife

NWT Legal aid Commission

ONTARIO

Pro Bono Ontario

519 Clinic LGBTQ positive environment

Matches counsel with appellants of Crown wardship no access orders.

Medical-Legal partnerships at five Ontario hospitals

Free Legal Advice Hotline

Support to self‐ represented litigants with civil non‐ family matters at Small Claims.

Free wills and powers of attorney to low-income Kingston-area seniors.

Pro bono Designated Representatives to unaccompanied minors arriving at Pearson Airport seeking refugee status.

Law Help Ontario sites in three courts

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Community Legal Information Association PEI

Wills Clinic

 

PEI Courts

Free summary legal advice to self-represented litigants in the areas of family law and civil law.

 

QUEBEC

Justice Quebec

Small Claims Court

Justice Quebec

Mobile Legal Clinic

The Itinerant Legal Clinic

Mobile Legal Clinic

Pro Bono Quebec

Public Interest Cases program

 

Cour du Québec

Partenaires intéressés à soutenir les parties à La Division de petites créances: Cour du Québec, Barreaux, Justice Québec, Pro Bono, Éducaloi, Centre de justice de proximité, etc.

Court of Québec

SASKATCHEWAN

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

A free student-run law clinic

 

Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan

The Solicitor Program

The Panel Program

Free Legal Clinics

 

Ministry of Justice

Yukon trans and gender-non-conforming individuals protected from discrimination

 

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