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Access to Justice

People experiencing poverty often lack equitable access to justice and legal services. Justice is a key part of a healthy and functioning society as it helps to provide structure and fairness (MacPhail, 2012). Often, people who are experiencing poverty are unaware of their rights and the ways to stay out of legal trouble that are available. Many organizations are now working on innovative solutions to ensure that people know their rights and have access to justice and legal services. This section explores access to justice for people experiencing poverty.

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Related Publications

  • Access to Justice | Rights & Inclusion

    Reaching Equal Justice Report: An Invitation to Envision and Act

    Canadian Bar Association

    2013

    2013

  • Access to Justice | Rights & Inclusion

    Legal Aid Research Series: An Analysis of Poverty Law Services in Canada

    Department of Justice Canada

    2002

    2002

  • Access to Justice | Rights & Inclusion

    Access to Justice Part 2: Legal Aid

    House of Commons

    2017

    2017

  • Access to Justice | Rights & Inclusion

    Leveraging the SDGs for Inclusive Growth: Delivering Access to Justice for All

    OECD & Open society Foundations

    2016

    2016

  • Access to Justice | Rights & Inclusion

    A Lawyer’s Duty to Ensure Access to Justice

    The Advocates’ Society Symposium on Professionalism

    2009

    2009