Access to justice summary report to be released at CBA legal conference Aug. 18, 2013

  • August 15, 2013

OTTAWA — On Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Canadian Bar Association Legal Conference in Saskatoon, the Access to Justice Committee will release its summary report Reaching Equal Justice: An Invitation to Envision and Act, to give CBA members a taste of what it’s learned about the state of access to justice in Canada, and what it recommends be done about it.

The full report will be published later in the fall.

Copies of the summary report are available in advance, under embargo until 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 18. To obtain a copy, please contact Marie-Josée Lapointe.

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Committee Chair Dr. Melina Buckley will close the conference with a talk titled “The Prognosis: Is there Hope for Equal Justice?” to provide delegates with a fast-paced tour of the challenges and opportunities facing the profession. The talk will be live-streamed on for members, and will later be made available to the public. Meanwhile follow the news at #A2J and #CLC2013 on Twitter.

The 2013 CBA Legal Conference takes place in Saskatoon from August 17-20, and is open to accredited media. Please contact Hannah Bernstein for accreditation.

The Canadian Bar Association is dedicated to support for the rule of law, and improvement in the law and the administration of justice. Some 37,000 lawyers, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.

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