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Access to Justice Week in Review

December 13, 2017 | By |

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:

    • The release of a new report Millennials, Technology and Access to Justice which found the following:
      • More than half (58%) of Millennials say finding information about even the basics of the Ontario’s legal system is a key challenge.
      • The most frequent legal challenges experienced by Millennials were employment and work-related matters (16%) and housing law (16%).
      • Millennials show keen interest in a range of access to justice initiatives. The most appealing was an online legal database that allows user to search for information about common legal problems, learn from other people’s experiences, or find a legal professional in their area. Nine in ten (91%) respondents felt this initiative was a good or very good idea.

    Looking for details about Access to Justice Week events? Check out event summaries and materials here:

     

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