Report on the Consultation

In June 2013, the Initiative began a comprehensive consultation with a broad cross-section of the legal profession and its stakeholders. Areas of inquiry were shaped from the dominant themes in the Legal Futures Initiative’s June 2013 report, The Future of Legal Services in Canada: Trends and Issues.

This Report on the Consultation is an overview of ideas and themes arising from the consultation. It doesn’t contain the views of the Legal Futures Initiative’s Steering Committee or the CBA.

The Report cannot expansively describe all stakeholders’ views on the future, as the Initiative’s consultations were often undertaken to canvas specific areas of inquiry with particular groups. Rather, it describes the issues as heard from stakeholders about the experience of being a lawyer in a changing environment, about evolving client relationships and views on the future. This information is synthesized to provide the key themes and novel ideas that emerged.