The Canadian Bar Association’s Access to Justice (A2J) Committee is currently working on its Envisioning Equal Justice project. There are 5 “building blocks for change” they are working on. Currently under Building Block #5: “Alternatives for increasing access to justice for the middle class”, the committee is circulating the paper Unexplored Alternatives for the Middle Class [pdf] for commentary. Comments are requested by March 31st.
These are some of the issues being covered in this discussion paper:
- Promising innovations to increase access to legal services
- Re-engineering dispute resolution processes
- Affordability of lawyers’ services
Discussion papers for Building Blocks #1-3 are expected later this month, while Building Block #4 – “The appropriate balance between pro bono work and funded legal aid programs” saw its discussion paper released last October.
For more information about Envisioning Equal Justice Project, see this page:
See also the CBA’s Access to Justice pages: