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Manitoba Law Foundation’s “Literature Review on Access to Justice for Family and Civil Matters”

Written by Erin Wilcott In early 2021, the Manitoba Law Foundation (MLF) released a literature review titled “Literature Review on Access to Justice for Family and Civil Matters”. It was prepared to provide a broad background on family and civil access to justice issues in Canada. It also created an inventory of surveys and access […]

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Disproportionate Outcomes for Self-Representing Litigants Raise Access to Justice Concerns

Written by Eric Epp The number of self-representing litigants (SRLs) in Canada is rising.[1] Although self-help or “low bono” opportunities exist for SRL’s to be assisted through the court process, SRLs naturally encounter much more difficulty navigating the court system. According to a recent American study, which was done in the context of family cases, SRLs

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