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The Justice Crisis

The Cost and Value of Accessing Law

edited by Trevor Farrow & Lesley Jacobs

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2020
Category
Civil Law, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774863605
    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price
    $39.95

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Description

Unfulfilled legal needs are at a tipping point in much of the Canadian justice system. The Justice Crisis assesses what is and isn’t working in efforts to strengthen a fundamental right of democratic citizenship: access to civil and family justice. Contributors to this wide-ranging overview of recent empirical research address key issues: the extent and cost of unmet legal needs; the role of public funding; connections between legal and social exclusion among vulnerable populations; the value of new legal pathways; the provision of justice services beyond the courts and lawyers; and the need for a culture change within the justice system.

About the authors

Trevor Farrow's profile page

Lesley Jacobs is professor of law & society and political science as well as director of the Institute for Social Research at York University. He is also executive director of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice.

 

Lesley Jacobs' profile page

Awards

  • Winner, 2021 Walter Owen Book Prize, The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research
  • Unknown, 2021, Short-listed - Walter Owen Book Prize, The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research
  • Unknown, 2021, Short-listed - Walter Owen Book Prize, The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research
  • Unknown, 2021, Short-listed - Walter Owen Book Prize, The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a useful resource on the costs of justice and also lays out some of the challenges in achieving meaningful access to justice."

Slaw Magazine

"This book is a useful resource on the costs of justice and also lays out some of the challenges in achieving meaningful access to justice."

Slaw Magazine

"This book is a useful resource on the costs of justice and also lays out some of the challenges in achieving meaningful access to justice."

Slaw Magazine

"This book is a useful resource on the costs of justice and also lays out some of the challenges in achieving meaningful access to justice."

Slaw Magazine

"This book is a useful resource on the costs of justice and also lays out some of the challenges in achieving meaningful access to justice."

Slaw Magazine

"This book is a useful resource on the costs of justice and also lays out some of the challenges in achieving meaningful access to justice."

Slaw Magazine

"This book is a useful resource on the costs of justice and also lays out some of the challenges in achieving meaningful access to justice."

Slaw Magazine

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