In this episode, host Daniel Escott is joined by Janet McIntyre, former Director of Justice Canada’s Access to Justice Secretariat, for a discussion on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 16, the role of the secretariat domestically and internationally, and the gradual shift to a people-centred approach to justice.
In this episode, host Daniel Escott is joined by Trevor C.W. Farrow, a renowned access to justice researcher and incoming Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, for a discussion on the pre-, during, and post-pandemic views of traditional access to justice. Dean Farrow provides a wealth of information on the problems that arise from a lack of access to justice, and discusses what meaningful access to justice looks like in the modern, post-pandemic period.
In this episode, host Daniel J. Escott explores the transformative landscape of access to justice in Canada in the company of his guests, esteemed legal experts Mark Benton, K.C. and Brea Lowenberger. Together, they discuss the impact of the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters at both national and local levels and explore how collaborative efforts between stakeholders can help improve access to justice across Canada.
In this episode, CIAJ Lawyer Nathan Afilalo is welcoming Aaron Mills, a member of the Anishinaabe, Couchiching First Nation and Assistant Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Constitutionalism and Philosophy at McGill University Faculty of Law. Together, they discuss, among other things, professor Mills’ theory of rooted constitutionalism.
In this excerpt from CIAJ’s 2022 Conference on dignity, CIAJ Lawyer Nathan Afilalo welcomes Rheanne Scott (Director, Justice and Community Safety, PwC Canada) for a special interactive session including testimonials.
In this episode, Lan Keenan, President of the Schulich Disability Alliance and JD candidate at Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, provides an overview of accessibility and accommodation issues and solutions in law schools.
In this episode, Professor Cheryl Milne and CIAJ Legal Researcher Nathan Afilalo discuss the practical aspects of the use of the concept of dignity in Canadian case law, and the ethical and practical implications of practising law consistent with the concept of dignity.
Episode 55: The Honourable Robert J. Bauman’s Address From CIAJ’s 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law
This is an excerpt from CIAJ’s 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law. CIAJ is pleased to share the address made by the Conference Chair, The Honourable Chief Justice of British Columbia Robert J. Bauman, on November 17, 2021.
Episode 53: The Honourable Murray Sinclair’s Address From CIAJ’s 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law
This is an excerpt from CIAJ’s 45th Annual Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law. CIAJ is pleased to share the address made by the Conference Honorary Chair, The Honourable Murray Sinclair, on November 17, 2021.
In Canada and many common law jurisdictions, there has been a longstanding concern about the family justice system. People who work in the system, families who turn to the family justice system for help, and reports about system reform speak about the crisis in family justice. We are hearing that it is not working for families and in fact, can do more harm than good.