The Impact of COVID-19 on Legal Services in Ontario

Can you spare 10 minutes to help researchers understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to legal services and its effects on the legal profession in Ontario?

A team at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Ryerson University is studying how the pandemic has affected legal clinics, law associations, law firms (lawyers, practitioners, paralegals, etc.), and other legal entities.

The purpose of the study is to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to legal services and in particular, how the changing circumstances have affected civil law firms, including their key performance indicators, revenue, costs, billing structures, and general impact on firm growth. By understanding the effect of the pandemic on the legal profession, the research team hopes to generate insights that can help inform initiatives designed to improve access to legal services.

You can access the survey here. It will take 10-15 minutes to complete and will run until May 31st. Participation is anonymous.

This research is being led by Professors Avner Levin and Asher Alkoby and is funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario.

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