Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Overview Report

24 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2016

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Trevor C. W. Farrow

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Ab Currie

Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

Nicole Aylwin

York University - Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution

Lesley Jacobs

York University, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

David Northrup

York University

Lisa Moore

Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

Date Written: June 14, 2016

Abstract

Law and legal problems are part of everyday life. If you have ever been harassed at work, unfairly fired or evicted, divorced, not received support payments, disputed a will or a cell phone contract, or had your credit rating challenged, you may have already experienced one of these types of everyday legal problems. If so, you are not alone. Almost half (48.4%) of Canadians over 18 will experience at least one civil or family justice problem over any given three-year period. Even though many Canadians do not understand, feel connected to or welcomed by the justice system, essentially all of us will experience at least one everyday legal problem over the course of our lifetime.

Suggested Citation

Farrow, Trevor C. W. and Currie, Ab and Aylwin, Nicole and Jacobs, Lesley and Northrup, David and Moore, Lisa, Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Overview Report (June 14, 2016). Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 57/2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2795672 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2795672

Trevor C. W. Farrow (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

Ab Currie

Canadian Forum on Civil Justice ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, M3J 1P3
Canada

Nicole Aylwin

York University - Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution ( email )

1015 Osgoode Hall Law School
Ignat Kaneff Building
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Lesley Jacobs

York University, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

David Northrup

York University ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

Lisa Moore

Canadian Forum on Civil Justice ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, M3J 1P3
Canada

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