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A Tool for Justice: A Cost Benefit Analysis of Legal Aid

This report canvasses the results of more than 50 cost and benefit studies of legal aid programs from around the world, including Canada, to identify the role of publicly-funded legal services vis a vis economic growth. The report concludes that “improving legal aid services is as important for economic growth as providing functioning hospitals, schools […]

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English

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The World Bank

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Community Justice Help: Advancing Community-Based Access to Justice

This report proposes a framework for “community justice help” that discusses the core principles behind good-quality community justice help and offers markers of good quality. The draft framework has been informed by recent research conducted by CLEO and the uOttawa Faculty of Law into how community workers and other trusted intermediaries can be better supported […]

Author(s):

Mathews, Julie; Wiseman, David

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Investing in Justice: A Literature Review in Support of the Case for Improved Access

This literature review by the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice focuses on the cost to individuals and society resulting from the gap in access to civil justice. The researchers reviewed data from 50 countries around the world. The report offers case studies on legal aid funding in Australia, England and Wales, as well as the use […]

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English

Author(s):

Farrow, Trevor C.W.; Moore, Lisa

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Law… What is it Good For? How People see the Law, Lawyers and Courts in Australia

This report explores findings from an Australian study canvassing people’s attitudes to the relevance of the law and lawyers in various everyday scenarios. In particular, the study and report measure: how accessible people feel courts and lawyers are how confident they are when faced with legal issues to what extent people recognise law as relevant […]

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English

Author(s):

Balmer, Nigel J.; Pleasance, Pascoe; Hagland, Tenielle; McRae, Cosima

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Legal Tech for Non-Lawyers: Report of the Survey of US Legal Technologies

This report canvasses the findings from a U.S. survey that identified digital technologies developed to help non-lawyers with justice problems. The survey identified 322 technologies designed for use by non-lawyers in US jurisdictions that were in existence as of Autumn The research focuses largely on access to justice in low-income communities and others who currently […]

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English

Author(s):

Sandefur, Rebecca E.

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Narrowing the Access-to-Justice Gap by Reimagining Regulation Report and Recommendations from the Utah Work Group on Regulatory Reform

This U.S. report outlines the findings of a task force on lawyer regulatory change in the State of Utah. The task force recommends that Utah  significantly loosen, or possibly repeal, a state bar rule prohibiting law firms and other legal services operations from sharing fees with non-lawyers. Such a move would make it easier for […]

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English

Author(s):

The Utah Work Group on Regulatory Reform

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Self-Represented Litigants & Legal Doctrines of “Vexatiousness”

This report canvasses Canadian case law on cases involving self-represented litigants, with a view to exploring trends in legal decisions regarding “vexatiousness” on the part of people representing themselves in court proceedings. The report flags concerns about conflation between intentional process “abuse” by people representing themselves and genuine confusion and mistakes that people might make […]

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English

Author(s):

Campbell, Megan; Macfarlane, Julie

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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The WellCoMs Mobile Van Project: Building Paths to Justice in Rural Wellington County

This report describes an interim evaluation of a pilot project carried out by The Legal Clinic of Guelph & Wellington County to improve delivery of information and legal services to rural communities in their catchment area. The project involved using a van to provide outreach services to 12 small communities spread throughout the 2,657 square […]

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English

Author(s):

Currie, Ab

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Tracking the Trends of the Self-Represented Litigant Phenomenon: Data from the National Self-Represented Litigants Project, 2018/2019

This report collates and analyzes data gathered from intake for the National Self-Represented Litigants Project from January 2018 to June 2019. Core demographics – gender, income, education, age etc – of the population of self-represented litigants were tracked, and the results were consistent with studies conducted in other countries. Also consistent is the finding that […]

Author(s):

Fragomeni, Brandon; Scarrow, Kaila; Macfarlane, Julie

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Using the law to address unfair systems: a case study of the Personal Independence Payments legal challenge

This UK research explores the litigation process in a successful 2017 case brought by a disability claimant and led by the Public Law Project (PLP) to challenge discriminatory changes to a disability benefit “personal independence payments” (PIPs) at the end of 2017. The legal challenge resulted in changing the assessment criteria for PIPs for thousands […]

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English

Author(s):

Vanhala, Lisa; Kinghan, Jacqui

Produced/Updated In:

2019