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Action Committee

The Action Committee is focused on fostering engagement, pursuing a strategic approach to reforms and coordinating the efforts of all participants concerned with civil and family justice.

Le Comité d'action est axé sur la promotion de l'engagement, poursuivant une approche stratégique de réformes et de coordonnant les efforts de tous les acteurs concernés à la justice civile et familiale.

The ongoing leadership of the Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin to raise issues relating to improving access to justice for all Canadians has done much to focus the attention and the energies of many who work within the justice system. The Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters has emerged as a voice for system wide improvements. The Action Committee is focused on fostering engagement, pursuing a strategic approach to reforms and coordinating the efforts of all participants concerned with civil justice. To learn more about this project please see Chief Justice McLachlin's speech from the 2012 Canadian Bar Association Council Meeting.

The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice is pleased to play a support role in the execution of research and dissemination activities for the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters.

Reports

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Access to Civil and Family Justice: A Roadmap for Change

Final Report

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Media Release:

Action Committee Colloquium

Final Report

Backgrounder Doc:

Media Release:

Working Group Reports

Report of the Court Processes Simplification Working Group:

Report of the Access to Legal Services Working Group:

Report of the Prevention, Triage and Referral Working Group:

Report of the Family Justice Working Group:

Backgrounder Doc:

Working Group Reports - Backgrounder:

AC Members Posts

Nicole Aylwin, Aug 26, 2014

A new State access to justice commission was formed last week in Arizona. To read about the new commission click here.

For those looking for resources on how to form and operate an A2J commission you may want to visit the...

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Nicole Aylwin, Aug 05, 2014

Since the release of the Action Committee’s Final Report last October, justice stakeholders across the country have taken up the challenge to find new ways to innovate, collaborate and inspire others to increase access to justice. Last week the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice published a special edition of its newsletter dedicated to profiling emerging...

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Nicole Aylwin, Jul 31, 2014

An exciting new approach to addressing access to justice issues in BC's family justice system is underway!

Read about BC's pioneering Family Justice Social Lab in Kari D. Boyle's great SLAW post.

The idea for the BC Family Justice Social Lab grew out of a two-day workshop funded by...

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