Event goals: This year, Saskatchewan is collaborating with local and national partners to co-host A2J Week events aimed at engaging both justice stakeholders and the public at large. We invite you to get involved in the events, and join the conversation!
Podcast guests include:
Glen Gardner, Q.C., Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Saskatchewan Brea Lowenberger, Director of CREATE Justice and Access to Justice Coordinator; and Martin Philipson, Dean of the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan.
There are various theoretical debates regarding the role of legal institutions, the legal profession, and individual lawyers in addressing the issue of access to justice in society.
According to the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, "Effective access to justice does not only refer to reductions in costs, access to lawyers and access to courts; but rather, it is a broad term that refers more generally to the efficaciousness of a justice system in meeting the dispute resolution needs of its citizens."
The issue of access to justice must be situated in its social, political, and economic context. What measures do the poor and vulnerable, the under-represented and the disadvantaged in society, have to enforce or defend their legal rights?
The Saskatchewan Access to Legal Information (SALI) Project is vibrant partnership among information providers, trusted intermediaries, justice stakeholders, and community organizations, working to increase legal information access within Saskatchewan