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Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Overview Report
Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper Series
  • Trevor C. W. Farrow, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
  • Ab Currie, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice of York University
  • Nicole Aylwin, Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution of York University
  • Lesley Jacobs, York University
  • David Northrup
  • Lisa Moore, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice at York University
Research Paper Number
57/2016

Available on SSRN.

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2016
Keywords
  • Justice, Administration of,
  • Justice, Administration of--Economic aspects,
  • Canada
Disciplines
Abstract
Law and legal problems are part of everyday life. If you have ever been harassed at work, unfairly fired or evicted, divorced, not received support payments, disputed a will or a cell phone contract, or had your credit rating challenged, you may have already experienced one of these types of everyday legal problems. If so, you are not alone. Almost half (48.4%) of Canadians over 18 will experience at least one civil or family justice problem over any given three-year period. Even though many Canadians do not understand, feel connected to or welcomed by the justice system, essentially all of us will experience at least one everyday legal problem over the course of our lifetime.
Citation Information
Trevor C. W. Farrow, Ab Currie, Nicole Aylwin, Lesley Jacobs, et al.. "Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Overview Report" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/trevor_farrow/123/