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Funding and Learning Opportunities | Possibilités de financement et d’apprentissage

Shared on behalf of Family Resolution Service, Courts Division, Manitoba Justice Funding Opportunity: From the Ground Up We would like to share the Department of Municipal and Northern Relations’ new community development grant opportunity called From the Ground Up – Safe Healthy Communities for All. Grants under the program will support initiatives in the areas […]

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Inuit Legal Clinic Stakeholder Summit

 Authored by Tasha Ellis, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law articling student-at-law At this landmark summit, Inuit Elders, community members, and stakeholders from Nunavut and Manitoba were invited to gather on Treaty 1 territory at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, to learn, share information, and discuss the need for an Inuit-specific Legal Clinic

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Trusted Intermediaries – Legal Information (TI-LI) Within Bars but Not Without Rights: Legal Information and Library Access for Incarcerated Persons / Information juridique et accès aux bibliothèques pour les personnes incarcérées

Shared on behalf of Within Bars But Not Without Rights Panel TI-LI members are invited to attend an exciting, free panel presentation advocating for access to libraries, law, and legal information for incarcerated persons in Canada. Please share this invitation widely with any in your network who may be interested in this panel.   Please see

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International Access to Justice Forum 2024 Call for Proposals

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University is pleased to announce that the 2024 International Access to Justice Forum (IA2J Forum) will take place at Osgoode Professional Development, in downtown Toronto, Canada, from October 23-25, 2024. For those interested in presenting at the conference, the submission portal is now open for proposals. Please note that all presenters must plan

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Legal Information for Incarcerated Manitobans (LIIM) Initiative

By: Kirsten Wurmann – Librarian, Legal Information for Incarcerated Manitobans Initiative “Prison libraries play a fundamental role in guaranteeing rights, not only providinginmates with access to information about their legal rights as incarcerated personsbut also by providing the tools necessary to exercise these rights.” The Legal Information for Incarcerated Manitobans Initiative is a project of the

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Providing Solutions for Canadians “Stuck in the Middle” 

By: Samuel Park, Student at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta Introduction This post centers on a fundamental issue within Canada’s legal system: the significant disparity in access to justice faced by the middle class. The proposed solution of tax credits presents a promising way forward by addressing both the financial constraints encountered by

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Response to the Alberta Courts Indigenous Justice Strategy: We Still Have a Long Way to Go

By: Nicholas Anderson, Student at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta The beginnings of this article stem from the second floor of the Edmonton Law Courts, where there has been a semi-recent implementation of an Indigenous Court in Room 266. Here, Indigenous offenders can have their cases heard, while feeling a sense of Indigenous

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Access to Justice in Rural Communities and the Impact it has on Civil Procedure

By Kayla Cahoon, Student at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta Introduction In rural communities, access to services, which are readily available in larger cities, is limited. This includes legal services. Rural communities in Canada often must contend with several challenges that hinder their ability to access the legal system effectively. Some of these

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An Assessment of the Post-Hryniak Summary Judgement Rule in Alberta

By Joy Brailean, Student at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta In Hryniak v Mauldin, the Supreme Court of Canada urged courts to optimize procedural mechanisms for improved access to justice. While fair adjudication is paramount to Canada’s civil justice system, excessive expense and delay can preclude equitable dispute resolution altogether. Balance must be

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