This blog is about the crisis of access to justice in Canada. I write about specific and concrete examples and manifestations of this crisis.
The Canadian Bar Association describes 5 ways in which this crisis has been manifesting itself in Canada:
1. Increasing delays in accessing the court system
2. Access to the non-criminal legal system is restricted to the wealthy and to corporations.
3. Thresholds for qualifying for legal aid services prevent most people from accessing legal aid.
4. Important increase in self-represented litigants.
5. Evidence that many people are turning away from the judicial system to resolve conflicts.
Why is this blog called legal injustices?
A crisis in access to justice creates a series of discrete injustices which impacts the every-day lives of Canadians. I hope to flesh out the real, human consequences of inaccessible justice in this blog.