Legal Health Checks

HOW IS YOUR LEGAL HEALTH?

With our public legal education and information (PLEI) and legal aid colleagues, we developed a series of Legal Health Checks for Law Day. More are contemplated as part of our ongoing tactic of facilitating everyday justice, one of the lanes in our Bridge to Equal Justice.

As part of the CBA’s Reaching Equal Justice initiative, CBA is offering Legal Health Checks for the public:

5 steps to legal wellness

5 steps to legal wellness

Speaks to the reasons why smaller legal problems can snowball into much larger and more complex problems, particularly for already vulnerable people.

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Breaking up: without court

Breaking up: without court

Family separation is difficult. You may be able to come to an agreement on parenting, support and property outside the courtroom, at less cost, stress and conflict, and with a solution that’s right for your family.

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Common law property

Common law property

At the end of a live-in relationship, there may be rights and responsibilities between spouses, even if you are not married. Your situation, and your deadline for acting, will depend on the law in your province or territory.

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Hiring for your small business

Hiring for your small business

Operating a small business is exciting. This checklist offers issues to keep in mind when hiring. It can help you protect your interests, prevent problems and avoid costly mistakes.

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Non-unionized employees

Non-unionized employees

This card offers a checklist of issues to keep in mind when working as a non-unionized employee. It can help you prevent problems, understand what legal issues to look out for and avoid costly mistakes.

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Preparing a will

Preparing a will

A will lets you make decisions that will be carried out after your death. If you die without a will, the laws of your province or territory will determine what happens to your assets. This checklist offers issues to keep in mind when preparing or updating your will.

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Spousal support

Spousal support

When a relationship ends, economic responsibilities for your spouse may not. This checklist offers issues to keep in mind about spousal support.

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The goal of the Checks is to encourage people to recognize legal problems early, and to take action when they do identify them. For lawyers, these materials are a way to start conversations with people about the law, how to get legal help and how to work effectively with a lawyer.

For more information, please contact equaljustice@cba.org.

(Published with funding generously provided by the Law for the Future Fund.)