Re-imagining legal aid
CBA’s Access to Justice Committee and the Association of Legal Aid Plans of Canada are conducting a consultation on national legal aid benchmarks in Canada.
We are asking the justice community to take a step back and consider what they want Canada’s legal aid system to look like. Who should legal aid serve? What services should it cover? How should it deliver services? These are all questions we seek input on. In other sectors, benchmarking has proven an effective process to encourage discussion and collaboration about core expectations, articulate a common view and motivate people and organizations to reach them.
This project is intended to be highly consultative and designed to build awareness and support for legal aid renewal. We invite you to contribute your views in this survey by July 17, and to share these materials with your colleagues.
Thank you for doing your part to support equal justice.
2014/15 Access to Justice Committee Members:
Chair: John Sims, Ottawa
Vice Chair: Sarah Lugtig, Winnipeg
Doug Ferguson, London
Gillian Marriott, Calgary
Michèle Moreau, Montreal
Ed Montigny, Toronto (ex officio)
Nicole Sarauer, Regina (ex officio)
Gaylene Schellenberg, CBA Project Director, Ottawa