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New CLEO research – Community Justice Help: Advancing Community-Based Access to Justice

Do you often hear from clients about problems that include a law-related element? Do you feel confident that you have the knowledge and skills to give them some support with those problems? Are you unsure about how far you can or should go in helping them, because you don’t want to stray into giving “legal advice”?

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Community justice help: holistic approaches to clients’ needs

Today, Julie Mathews, CLEO’s Executive Director, joins us to share some thoughts about getting vulnerable people in Ontario the help they need through agencies in their community.
Eye-opening. Stimulating. These are words that are not often associated with conferences at which the law is featured.
But the buzz in the room after a recent panel discussion on “community justice help” – held in Toronto as part of Access to Justice Week 2019 – makes me think that audience members would identify with those descriptors.

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