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category: Law
published: Nov 2020
ISBN:9780774863605
publisher: UBC Press

The Justice Crisis

The Cost and Value of Accessing Law

edited by Trevor Farrow & Lesley Jacobs

tagged: civil law
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


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.

Contributor Notes

Trevor C.W. Farrow is a professor and former associate dean at Osgoode Hall Law School, and the chair of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice. His books include Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy and The Theory and Practice of Representative Negotiation (with Colleen Hanycz and Frederick H. Zemans), and he is a co-editor of The Courts and Beyond: The Architecture of Justice in Transition (with Patrick Molinari).

 

Lesley A. Jacobs is vice-president of research and innovation at Ontario Tech University and York Research Chair in Human Rights and Access to Justice at York University, where he is currently a professor on leave. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) in 2017 and has written or edited numerous books, most recently Grey Zones in International Economic Law and Global Governance (with Daniel Drache).

 

Contributors: Carolyn Carter, Thomas A. Cromwell, Ab Currie, Matthew Dylag, Heather Heavin, Devon Kapoor, Michaela Keet, Jennifer Koshan, Herbert M. Kritzer, Moktar Lamari, Marylène Leduc, M. Jerry McHale, Lisa Moore, Janet Mosher, Pierre Noreau, Mitchell Perlmutter, Catherine Piché, Noel Semple, Lorne Sossin, Michael Trebilcock, Wanda Wiegers, David Wiseman

Awards
  • Winner, 2021 Walter Owen Book Prize, The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research
  • , 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

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