Analyze and Learn


8.1 Develop metrics

Establish benchmarks and standardized metrics to build a shared understanding of legal services, models and needs

8.2 Work with researchers in all fields

Coordinate research between institutions and universities, and between social scientists, economists, system users, and legal institutions to better understanding the issues

Progress in 2018

Understanding the access to justice challenges people face is critical to making meaningful system changes. Viewing the problem from within the system provides only one perspective. Efforts to make user-centered and evidence-based decisions rely on learning from many perspectives and collecting robust data.

Justice sector organizations have long collected statistics about their own operations. PLE organizations know how many people use or download their resources. Courts know how many cases are heard. Legal Aid tracks its clients’ and lawyers’ time and casework. Law Societies and Pro Bono organizations know about the activities of their members and volunteers. These data collection efforts continued as new 2018 projects aimed to standardize and share this data. Researchers across disciplines are using this data to ask new questions and test new approaches. 

Click here to learn about 2018 activities to advance Goal 8: Analyze and Learn

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


Read the 2017 Report: Tracking Progress on Canada's JDGs:


Organizations advancing this Goal:

Organization’s English Website


Organization’s French Website


Canadian Bar Association


Canadian Bar Association

Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals


Conseil des Tribunaux Administratifs Canadiens

Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters


Objectifs De Développement En Matière De Justice

Supreme Court of Canada


Cour Suprême Du Canada

Canadian Forum on Civil Justice


Forum Canadien Sur La Justice Civile

National Self-Represented Litigants Project




Law Society Alberta










Legal Services Society




Community Legal Education Association



Public Interest Law Centre


Juridique Manitoba


Nova Scotia Barristers' Society




Law Foundation of Ontario


La Fondation Du Droit De L’Ontario

The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)


Groupe D’Action Sur L’Accès À La Justice

Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution



Ontario Court of Justice


Cour De Justice De L’Ontario

U of Windsor, Faculty of Law




CREATE Justice






A2J Working Group



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