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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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Online Training for Community-Based Intermediaries: Survey Findings and Implications

This report describes the results from a survey of trusted intermediaries from 120 communities across British Columbia on preferred methods of e-learning and online legal information training. The needs assessment was intended to gauge: the preferred type(s) and modes of e-training the main delivery considerations (such as scheduling and duration of training, and technical issues) […]

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English

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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Summaries of Randomized Control Trials in the US Legal Profession

This research tool provides summaries of 50 randomized control trial studies conducted in the U.S. The studies were identified in 2016 research by Harvard’s A2J Lab. That research defined “randomized control trials” as studies that met five criteria: They had to be conducted in the United States They must have been field studies of real-world […]

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English

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Harvard A2J Lab

Author(s):

Gayton, Melissa; Greiner, D. James; Matthews, Andrea

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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The Digital Delivery of Legal Services to people on low incomes: Annual Report Summer 2019

This report provides an update about developments in digital delivery of legal services in British Columbia, Ontario, England, Wales, Zimbabwe, South Africa, the US, Australia, and the Netherlands. It discusses some of the issues digital delivery of public legal education and information (PLE) raises for governments, funders, providers and users, including digital divides. It builds […]

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English

Author(s):

Smith, Roger

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 […]

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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

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Victoria Legal Aid: Information services literature scan

This report provides an overview of legal information services provided in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. It also describes six pieces of research on legal information issues, including two CLEO reports: Building an understanding of legal capability Public Legal Education and Information in Ontario Communities: Formats and Delivery Channels The report was prepared to help […]

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English

Author(s):

Randell, Sarah

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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We Can’t Wait: Preserving Our Affordable Rental Housing in Ontario

This report addresses the state of affordable housing in Ontario, and addresses statistics related to eviction cases at the Landlord and Tenant Board. The researchers found that Ontario has lost more than a quarter of its affordable rental housing and no-fault evictions are on the rise. The report calls for government reforms to preserve and […]

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English

Author(s):

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

Produced/Updated In:

2019