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Report: Self-Represented Litigants in Nova Scotia: Needs Assessment (Canada 2004)

The Self-Represented Litigants Project of the Court Services division of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice surveyed 40 judges, 163 court staff and 58 self-represented litigants (SRLs) to identify the greatest needs for courts and SRLs and to make reco ...

Report: Report of the Court Processes Simplification (Court Processes Simplification Working Group 2012)

This is a report of the Court Processes Simplification Working Group (CPSWG) of the Canadian Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters hosted by the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice that explores court simplification efforts and opp ...

Paper: Community Justice Help: Advancing Community-Based Access to Justice (CLEO 2020)

Paper: Community Justice Help: Advancing Community-Based Access to Justice (CLEO 2020)

This discussion paper provides a framework to understand the mechanisms that cultivate reslient access to justice communities. The paper offers universal principles that support community-based justice help systems. In particular, the paper proposes an ap ...

SRLN Brief: Canadian Access to Justice Research (SRLN 2016)

SRLN Brief: Canadian Access to Justice Research (SRLN 2016)

Access to justice issues have frequented academic, legal, political and mainstream debates for many years in Canada where the percentage of self-represented litigants in civil cases is also significant. Some key pieces of Canadian research to explore incl ...

Report: Access to Justice Metrics Informed by the Voices of Marginalized Community Members: Themes, Definitions and Recommendations Arising from Community Consultations (Canadian Bar Association 2013)

Report: Access to Justice Metrics Informed by the Voices of Marginalized Community Members: Themes, Definitions and Recommendations Arising from Community Consultations (Canadian Bar Association 2013)

The Canadian Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee’s Building Block #1 Access to Justice Metrics sought to develop a practical definition of access to justice and to identify tangible indicators and goals to measure progress. The Committee resolve ...

Handbook: Write For Your Reader (NWT Literacy Council 2015)

This is an easy-to-use 'how to' manual for people who write or edit reports, memos, minutes, brochures, or other documents.   Recommended Citation: NWT Literacy Council, A Plain Language Handbook: Write for your Reader, Department of Education, ...

Report: National Self‐Represented Litigants Project: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Self-­Represented Litigants (Julie Macfarlane 2013)

Report: National Self‐Represented Litigants Project: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Self-­Represented Litigants (Julie Macfarlane 2013)

The following is the National Self‐Represented Litigants Project: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Self-­Represented Litigants Final Report Executive Summary – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Part 1: The study 1. Methodology The goal of this qualitative study was ...

Article: A Restorative Adjudication Process Shows Promise (Teryl 2015)

Article: A Restorative Adjudication Process Shows Promise (Teryl 2015)

In 2012, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission initiated a project to integrate restorative justice principles into an administrative agency. Early research showed that when restorative justice principles guided the agency's changes, access to just ...

Report: Civil Non-Family Cases Filed in the Supreme Court of BC Research, Results and Lessons Learned (Canadian Forum on Civil Justice 2015)

Report: Civil Non-Family Cases Filed in the Supreme Court of BC Research, Results and Lessons Learned (Canadian Forum on Civil Justice 2015)

The is the Final Report of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice 's (CFCJ's) Attrition Study entitled Civil Non-Family Cases Filed in the Supreme Court of BC Research, Results and Lessons Learned. This study, which is a part of the CFCJ's lar ...

Article: Triage - A Vital Tool to Increase Access to Justice (Boyle 2013)

Article: Triage- A Vital Tool to Increase Access to Justice (Boyle 2013)

In this article in Slaw, Canada's on-line legal magazine, Kari Boyle reviews some of the triage activity in Canadian Civil Justice Reform.  About the author: Kari D. Boyle is the Executive Director of the Vancouver-based Mediate BC Society, which off ...