In 2020, Ontario will increase the value of claims that can be brought before the province's small claims court. The intent is to make it "faster, easier, and more affordable to settle claims."
access to justice
Law is a tool. Lawyers and judges have a responsibility to talk and write clearly so that others can effectively use the tool.
An inquiry into the conduct of Federal Court Judge Robin Camp when he presided over a sexual assault trial raises some hard questions about the impartiality of the Canadian justice system.
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Stand up for justice
The Canadian Bar Association has set targets for 2030 to equalize access to civil justice, but that's a long wait for large‑scale system change and to address the significant negative consequences.
While we celebrate the latest court victory for Omar Khadr, we need to continue to push for the lawful response of his immediate release from jail. Especially as the government threatens to appeal.
The Canadian Bar Association released a summary report this month which addresses the challenges to accessing the civil justice system in Canada and sets out targets that should be achieved by 2030.