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A2J Week 2020: Exploring Community Justice Help to Advance Community-based Access to Justice

October 15, 2020

Event details:
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

This program contains 1 hour of Professionalism Content.

Watch the archived program here: https://youtu.be/FncdQdeXKcY

This session will provide an overview of and seek feedback on a recent report, “Community Justice Help: Advancing Community-Based Access to Justice”, released by Community Legal Education Ontario.

Authored by Julie Mathews (CLEO) and David Wiseman (uOttawa), the report proposes a new approach for enabling community workers (as non-lawyers) to provide assistance for law-related problems. The report puts forward a three-part framework for supporting, rather than discouraging, “community justice help”, and in so doing enabling community workers to play a role in advancing access to justice.

Welcoming participants from all provinces, this session will look beyond Ontario to explore the extent to which community justice help is available in other Canadian jurisdictions and the extent to which it is enabled and supported by local regulators both at present and through emerging initiatives.

A report presentation will be followed by participant discussion. Before attending this session, participants are encouraged to:

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Community Justice Help: Discussion Questions

Comments made by session participants

Terms or Concepts Explained