Access to Justice Bulletin, March 2017

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From the Saskatchewan Access to Justice Working Group

CREATE Justice officially launched March 1 at the College of Law. Read the first publication of the centre, the Architects of Justice Survey Report, which was aimed at increasing public participation in developing access to justice solutions: http://bit.ly/2mQ7Hx3.

Legal Resources Fair held at Regina Public Library on March 14 to increase public access to legal information: http://bit.ly/2nfhV9i.

Register for “Law Day for Canada at 150”, a free public lecture about diversity in the legal system, chaired by the Hon. Justice Jackson on March 30 in Regina: http://bit.ly/2mNBd2i.

Law Society Library seeks feedback about legal resources & access to justice by April 7 from Saskatchewan lawyers practicing in smaller communities: http://bit.ly/2o8g46Z.

Intakes for CLASSIC’s Walk-in Advocacy Clinic (WAC) suspended from March 29-May 15 to accommodate student change-over. CLASSIC’s Legal Advice Clinic (LAC) appointments also limited between March 29-May 15 because of limited student availability & student change-over.

National Self-Represented Litigants Project seeks family lawyer input about ‘legal coaching’ by May 15 to help inform development of training program for lawyers interested in building a coaching practice: http://bit.ly/2oalo9K.

New Law Society of Saskatchewan Executive Director, Tim Brown highlights topic of access to justice in “Leading with Vision” feature of Spring 2017 Bencher’s Digest: http://bit.ly/2mJ4rhU.

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week, being held October 16-22, 2017.

Report by the Hon. Justice Bonkalo submitted to Ontario Attorney General & Law Society of Upper Canada on “Expanding Legal Services Options for Families” for consideration in development of an action plan to be released in Fall 2017: http://bit.ly/2oAwCBg.

CREATE Justice highlighted in Slaw Column, “Beyond the Binary” as an innovative initiative that seeks to normalize broader engagement in addressing access to justice problems: http://bit.ly/2nLrxqa.

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