Seven Ways the Law Society Library is Improving Access to Justice

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By Alan Kilpatrick, Reference Librarian

It is widely recognized that access to justice is inadequate and legal services are becoming increasingly inaccessible.  Fortunately, libraries across Canada are working together to improve access to legal information and create solutions to the barriers self-represented litigants face.

What are we doing at the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library?  In the past four years, the Law Society Library has participated in a multitude of innovative access to legal information partnerships with justice, community, and library stakeholders.  As an accessible source of legal information and an access to justice entry point, we:

  1. Are a founding partner of the Saskatchewan Access to Legal Information Project
  2. Provide the public with legal information assistance
  3. Host weekly family law clinics
  4. Provide Pro Bono Law and CLASSIC lawyers with free legal research assistance
  5. Teach public librarians in Saskatchewan how to provide legal information
  6. Teach self represented litigants about legal research at the Regina Public Library’s Legal Resource Fair
  7. Have doubled the coverage of Saskatchewan case law on CanLII

Click here to learn more about what the Law Society Library is actively doing to improve access to legal information and justice in Saskatchewan:

Do you participate in access to legal information and justice initiatives?  Post a link or picture on Twitter using the hashtags #SKA2J and #SKA2J2018.

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