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Chantel Amato, Nov 19, 2014

Earlier this year, several leaders in Nova Scotia’s justice and legal community launched a new collaborative effort - the Access to Justice Co-Ordinating Committee (A2JCC). Provincial Justice Minister Lena Metlege Diab and the Hon. Chief Justice Michael MacDonald are leading the initiative, acting on recommendations outlined in the Action Committee final report, Access to Civil...

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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 American Bar Association Access to Justice Resource Centre. While the A2J Commission system is slightly different...

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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 A2J initiatives across the country.

Read the special edition here

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Michaela Keet, Jun 24, 2014
The Dean’s Forum was born out of a vision to use the Law College to initiate conversation among  ‘system stakeholders’ about Access to Justice.  The driving objective was the design of an action plan.  With two Forum gatherings (in Sept. ’13 and March ’14), a law school course attached to the project, and two funded summer research positions, the Forum has gained momentum.  Its creative structure – and the involvement of a committed group of law students – has been key.   
 
The attached summary outlines the Dean’s Forum...
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Nicole Aylwin, Jun 16, 2014

Congratulations to Nova Scotia Department of Justice for establishing a local Access to Justice Co-ordinating Committee!

Read the press release here: http://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20140612005

Read the Terms of Reference for the Committee here: http://novascotia.ca/just/global_docs/NS-A2J-CC-Terms-of-Reference.pdf

 

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John-Paul Boyd, Jun 02, 2014

In a recent meeting with the editorial board of the Edmonton Journal, Premier Dave Hancock expressed his enthusiasm for a unified family court. Quoting from an article published in the Calgary Herald in 27 May 2014

“It would be more efficient if we had — I’m going to say this out loud and get in trouble — a unified family court, so that there was one court that dealt with all of the issues with respect to child, family, divorce, and...

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