Depending on the Kindness of Strangers: Access to Civil Justice in Canada

Legal Ethics, Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 373, 2014

5 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2014 Last revised: 3 Sep 2014

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Noel Semple

University of Windsor Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 27, 2014

Abstract

‘Abysmal’ was the word used to describe the accessibility of Canadian civil justice in a recent major report. Access to justice is simultaneously a social problem, a professional obligation for the legal profession, and a market opportunity for law firms. Are there any signs of significant progress on any of these fronts? This short Correspondent's report will review recent Canadian efforts to connect people of modest means with the expert legal services they urgently need.

Keywords: Access to Justice; Canada

Suggested Citation

Semple, Noel, Depending on the Kindness of Strangers: Access to Civil Justice in Canada (January 27, 2014). Legal Ethics, Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 373, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2385989

Noel Semple (Contact Author)

University of Windsor Faculty of Law ( email )

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Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Canada

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