Visualizing the Cost of Legal Problems in Canada

On April 4, 2023, I published an article in the Canadian Bar Association’s National magazine titled “Are 80% of legal problems in Canada really going unmet?” It explores the question of whether people’s needs are being me in Canada’s legal system based on the data in the Canadian Legal Problems Survey.

One topic I wanted more insight on was what the sources of costs for people with legal problems that caused financial hardship are. Here is a visualization of the proportion of people reporting costs associated with each category for the 2.6 million Canadians who have financial difficulties associated with their legal problems in a year:

Tree graph of sources of costs. Accessible version linked below.

Here is a dynamic and accessible version with downloadable data.

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