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Access to Justice Week 2017: In Review

December 13, 2017
Access to Justice Week 2017: In Review

Ontario’s second annual Access to Justice Week was held from October 23rd to 27th. This year’s program featured five events and nine initiatives that were organized with the following 12 organizations:

  • Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ)
  • Communtiy Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
  • Durham College
  • Durham Community Legal Clinic
  • Kingston Community Legal Clinic
  • L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO)
  • Legal Aid Ontario
  • Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN)
  • Ontario Paralegal Association
  • Peacebuilders Canada
  • Pratiquo
  • University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society


Highlights from the week include:

  • Keynote presentations from Ontario’s Attorney General Yasir Naqvi and Chair of the National Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters, Thomas A. Cromwell.
  • A letter of support from Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin.
  • Coverage in the media outlets: CBC, Toronto Star, Metro News, Winnipeg Free Press, Advocate Daily, The Lawyer’s Daily
  • Nearly 20 hours of CPD credit about access to justice in Ontario with some of this programming available for viewing on YouTube

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