Address Everyday
Legal Problems

01

1.1 Educate early

Provide targeted, free, accessible public legal education about frequent legal issues, different types of solutions and the process of enforcing rights

1.2 Prevent

Foster legal capability so that people can spot legal issues early, get preventative or proactive help and anticipate, avoid or manage frequent legal issues

1.3 Offer a continuum of services

Develop and expand legal services to include the full continuum of information, advice, help lines, online services, in-person services, and partial or full representation

1.4 Reflect Canadian society

Put the services people need in the communities where they live with the resources to address the barriers they face


Progress in 2018

Building people’s legal capability strengthens their ability to identify and avoid legal problems and get help when they need it. Public legal education organizations are often the first point of contact for people trying to understand their legal issues. Educational resources and information sessions offered by non-profits, clinics, courts and lawyers help people prepare for common legal issues.

Triage and referral services are part of the continuum of legal services. Identifying legal needs early and connecting people with both legal help and other kinds of supports can minimize the impact on their health, relationships and finances. In 2018 the range of triage, information and referral services expanded across the country. 

Click here to learn about 2018 activities to advance Goal 1: Address Everyday Legal Problems

Read the whole report here: Working Toward Accessible Justice: Tracking Progress on the JDGs in 2018

Read the 2017 JDGs Report here:

 

Organizations Advancing this Goal

Organization’s English Website

 

Organization’s French Website

CANADA-WIDE

Canadian Bar Association

 

L'Association du Barreau canadien

National Self Represented Litigants Project

 

 

ALBERTA

Calgary Legal Guidance

 

 

Community Public Legal Education Alberta

 

 

Edmonton Community Legal Clinic

 

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

 

Access Pro Bono BC

 

 

 Provincial Court BC

 

 

Courthouse Libraries BC

 

ClickLaw

Community Legal Assistance Society

 

 

Justice Education Society

 

 

Legal Services Society

 

 

Ministry of Attorney General

 

 

People's Law School

 

 

MANITOBA

 

 

MB Community Legal Education Association

 

 

http://legalhelpcentre.ca/

 

 

NEW BRUNSWICK

 

 

Public Legal Education Information Service of  New Brunswick

 

Service public d’education et d’information juridiques du Nouveau-Brunswick

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

 

 

Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

 

 

NOVA SCOTIA

 

 

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia

 

 

Nova Scotia Courts

 

 

 

Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

 

 

Nova Scotia Legal Aid

 

Aide juridique de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Nova Scotia Family Law

 

 

NUNAVUT

 

 

Law Society of Nunavut

 

Barreau Du Nunavut

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

 

 

Law Society of the Northwest Territories

 

 

Legal Aid Commission, Department of Justice

 

 

ONTARIO

 

 

Community Legal Education Ontario

 

Community Legal Education Ontario

 

 

 

Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN)

 

Réseau ontarien d’education juridique (ROEJ)

 

Pro Bono Ontario

 

 

The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

 

Groupe d’action sur l’accès à la justice

QUEBEC

 

 

Centre de justice de proximité du Grand Montréal

 

Centre de justice de proximité du Grand Montréal

Educaloi

 

Educaloi

Pro Bono Quebec

 

Pro Bono Quebec

Justice Québec

 

Justice Québec

SASKATCHEWAN

 

 

A2J Committee

 

 

The Saskatchewan Access to Legal Information Project

 

 

Family Law Information Centre

 

Centre d’information sur la droit de la famille

 

 

vertical divider

Subscribe to our newsletter

Follow us on social media

FacebookTwitterLinkedIn