Challenging Our Perspectives on Legal Education and Innovation


Sam Michaels

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CBA National


The story of an Ontario custody battle over an eight-year old girl, which led to a 36-day trial and $500,000 in legal fees, has been gaining attention and notoriety in legal circles. In a scathing written judgment, Ontario Superior Court Justice Alex Pazaratz asked, “what will it take to convince angry parents that nasty and aggressive litigation never turns out well?”

Better public legal education, beginning in primary and secondary schools, would be a start. This is the natural first step to creating informed consumers, which makes better clients.