Tag Archives: access to justice

Could there be a Chill in the Air?

Along with the now-chilly fall weather it seems there is also a chill on giving free online legal information.  The Canadian Bar Association recently sent out its "Guidelines for Ethical Marketing Practices Using New Information Technologies" to all its members…

Waiting on government for access to justice?

If we really care about access to justice in this country then we should be prepared to do something now instead of waiting for government.  As soon as the economy falters governments rush to cut services—usually to the most vulnerable…

Lawyers sharing responsibility for access to justice?

If lawyers do in fact “share responsibility for access to justice” in this country (see CBA president’s letter to the editor in Maclean’s Feb. 9, 2009), then AdviceScene.com’s legal forum should be a great test over the coming months.  It…

Supreme Court judge says access to justice often blocked

Sunny Dhillon, THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canada’s highest ranking judge says there is a profound disconnect between the ideal of the right to justice and the reality that many people face. Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme…