DAS Canada sponsors Canadian Bar Association Access to Justice Initiative

  • September 03, 2013

TORONTO — Following the release of “Reaching equal justice: An invitation to envision and act” last week, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and DAS Canada, a leader in legal expense insurance, today announced a new partnership to better inform Canadians and the legal profession on the benefits of legal expense insurance (LEI).

The CBA report identified legal expense insurance (LEI) as an important tool in helping Canadians obtain access to legal assistance when needed. One of the targets set in the report is to have 75 per cent of Canadians covered by legal expense insurance by 2030.

“Our report calls for the CBA to encourage the development of more LEI policies for Canadians,” said CBA CEO John Hoyles. “We are delighted to partner with DAS due to their reputation and depth of expertise — assets that will definitely help us in meeting our aggressive objectives. DAS has been offering legal expense insurance in Canada since 2010.”

LEI is popular in Europe as a solution to mitigate unexpected legal fees — it provides basic legal assistance for private citizens, groups and small and medium sized businesses. The policies can either be sold individually or embedded in home or commercial insurance policies.

 “Over the past three years, DAS Canada has created interest and significant growth in the national legal expense insurance market,” said Barbara Haynes, CEO of DAS Canada. “We are pleased to partner with the CBA in our shared vision of improving access to justice.”

About the Canadian Bar Association

The Canadian Bar Association is dedicated to support the rule of law, improvement in the law, and the administration of justice. Some 37,000 lawyers, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members. For information on the CBA, please visit www.cba.org.

About DAS Canada

DAS Legal Protection Insurance Company Limited (DAS Canada) is a subsidiary of DAS Group, the global leader in the ten billion dollar legal expense insurance market. DAS Group is based in Germany and is a subsidiary of ERGO, Munich Re’s primary insurer in Europe and Asia. DAS Canada is committed to bringing a fresh, modern approach to the marketplace, combining a forward-thinking attitude with almost a century of expertise. A full-service specialist in legal expense insurance, DAS Canada offers access to affordable justice for individuals, groups and small and mid-sized businesses. Policies are available across Canada. For more information, please visit www.das.ca.

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