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A2J Week Schedule

2021 Schedule

A2J Week 2021 was held virtually from October 25 to 29, 2021.

Together with local and national partners, Access to Justice Week includes a series of awareness-building virtual programs, centered around the themes of community building and inclusive justice.

Please click on the session titles below for detailed descriptions and recording links.

Monday, October 25 Tuesday, October 26 Wednesday, October 27 Thursday, October 28 Friday, October 29


Working together to
increase access to justice

(9 – 10:30 a.m. ET)

National duty counsel day

A2J in practice:
Tips for successfully
building access to justice
into your
law practice

(9:30 – 11 a.m. ET)

How journalism is advancing
the public dialogue on criminal justice reform

(9 – 10 a.m. ET)


A closer look:
The justice sector’s
response to the TRC
Calls to Action

(10 – 11:30 a.m. ET)


Law Practice Program
free legal clinic 2021

(9 am – 4 pm ET)

Law Practice Program
free legal clinic 2021

​(9 am – 4 pm ET)

National event
Access to justice:
Indigenous perspectives

(12 – 1:30 p.m. ET)


Droits linguistiques et
services en français
en Ontario

(12 – 1:30 p.m. ET)

"The right to be heard:
The future of advocacy
in Canada": Report from
The Advocates’ Society’s
Modern Advocacy Task Force

(11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET)
Breaking down
the unfair stigma of a criminal record

(12 – 1 p.m. ET)

Building blocks:
Towards cultural competency
in the justice sector

(3 – 4:30 p.m. ET)

access to justice:
Best practices for
serving clients 
with mental health needs

(2 – 3 p.m. ET)

National event 
Reflections on the
impact of COVID-19 on
online adjudication

(2 - 3 p.m. ET)

National event
Developing and engaging
in a reconciliation mapping exercise

(2 – 3:30 p.m. ET)

Inclusive Innovation:
Best practices
for “digital first” virtual
courts and tribunals

 (2:30 - 3:30 p.m. ET)

National event
Community justice colloquium:
advancing community-based
access to justice

(12 – 2 p.m. ET)

Why be optimistic about
bail reform in Ontario?

(3 – 4 p.m. ET)
Use your legal training:
Afghan crisis

(4:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET)
Access to justice tools
and resources
for sole practitioners and
small firms

(4 – 5 p.m. ET)
National event
Rural access to justice
(3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ET)

Law and daily life –
Addressing your
legal questions

(4:30 – 5:30 p.m. ET)
Guidelines for better
legal workshops

(2 - 3:30 p.m. ET)

National event
Disability justice:
Accessibility and beyond

(2 – 3 p.m. ET)
  Launching the
access to justice
leadership circle
(By invite only)
(5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET)
Justice on the ground
(7 – 8:30 p.m. ET)
Making connections:
Promoting the role of
paralegals in access to justice

(4 – 5:30 p.m. ET)
Terms or Concepts Explained