By Melanie Hodges Neufeld
The inaugural Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week is October 18-25, 2016.
The establishment of the Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week is a spinoff of the “Putting the Public First” topic that was addressed by participants at the 2016 meeting of the Dean’s Forum on Access to Justice and Dispute Resolution – participants at that meeting identified, “a provincial strategy must embrace multiple vehicles and approaches to engagement to ensure that different communities within the public, each who face diverse access to justice barriers, are both engaged and meaningfully heard.”
The Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week is one vehicle and approach to engage different communities in the access to justice conversation. The week will provide opportunities to:
- Engage the public, law students, and justice community in the access to justice conversation; and
- Highlight initiatives that aim to improve access to justice for Saskatchewan residents.
Please see the Saskatchewan Access to Justice webpage for more information and stay tuned for more information on the events planned for the week.