Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

 

In 2011, the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ) moved from the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta to York University where it is affiliated with Osgoode Hall Law School and the York Centre for Public Policy and Law.

The CFCJ is a national non-profit organization that has been dedicated to advancing civil justice reform through research and advocacy since 1998. CFCJ strives to make the civil justice system more accessible, effective and sustainable by leading and participating in projects that place the citizen at the center of our civil justice system.

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Submissions from 2022

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The Communities Being Served are the Resources that are Needed: Innovations in Community-Based Justice in Ontario, an Anthology of Canadian Research, Ab Currie

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Crossing Boundaries: Exploring Multi-Disciplinary Models for Legal Problem Resolution, Lisa Moore

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Multi-Disciplinary Legal Problem Resolution: Selected Annotated Bibliography, Lisa Moore

Submissions from 2021

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The Needs of Helping Organizations in the Community, Ab Currie

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Access to Justice for Refugees: How Legal Aid and Quality of Counsel Impact Fairness and Efficiency in Canada’s Asylum System, Craig Damien Smith, Sean Rehaag, and Trevor C. W. Farrow

Submissions from 2020

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Let’s Pick Up Where We Left off 25 Years Ago to Expand Access to Civil Justice in Canada, Ab Currie

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The Community Being Helped Is the Resource That is Needed, Ab Currie

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The Unintended Benefits of Innovation, Ab Currie and Brandon D. Stewart

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Measuring Impacts of Legal Services – Bibliography, Network and Methodology, Trevor C. W. Farrow, Lisa Moore, and Ab Currie

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Measuring Impacts of Legal Services – A Literature Review on Research Design and Methodology, Lisa Moore

Submissions from 2019

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Return on Investment in Access to Justice – Infographic, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

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Building Community Connections: The Second Interim Report of the WellCoMs Mobile Van Project, Ab Currie

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Someone Out There Helping – Final Report Of The WellCoMs Mobile Van Project, Ab Currie

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The WellcoMs Mobile Van Project: Building Paths to Justice in Rural Wellington County – First Interim Report, Ab Currie

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WellCoMs Wellington County Mobile Legal Service – Infographic, Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County

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Investing in Justice: A Literature Review in Support of the Case for Improved Access, Lisa Moore and Trevor C. W. Farrow

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Return on Investment in Civil Justice Services and Programs – Selected Annotated Bibliography of Existing Research, Lisa Moore and Megan Phyper

Submissions from 2018

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Resolving Family Law Disputes – Infographic, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

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Legal Secondary Consultation: How Legal Aid Can Support Communities and Expand Access to Justice, Ab Currie

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Ten Ideas for Community Based Justice, Ab Currie

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Social and Economic Adversity Experienced by Canadians and Everyday Legal Problems, Ab Currie and Lisa Moore

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Coming Off the Bench: Self-Represented Litigants, Judges and the Adversarial Process, Jennifer Leitch

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Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada – Income Report, Lisa Moore

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Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada – Spending on Everyday Legal Problems Report, Lisa Moore

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Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada – Survey Data Report, Lisa Moore

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Public and Private Spending on Justice in Canada, Lisa Moore, Mitchell Perlmutter, and Trevor C. W. Farrow

Submissions from 2017

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Engaging the Power of Community to Expand Legal Services to Low-Income Ontarians, Ab Currie

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Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Age (Data Report), Lisa Moore

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Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Born in Canada (Data Report), Lisa Moore

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Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Education (Data Report), Lisa Moore

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Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Gender (Data Report), Lisa Moore

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Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Region (Data Report), Lisa Moore

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Canadian Access to Justice Initiatives: Justice Development Goals Status Report, Lisa Moore, Nicole Aylwin, and Trevor C. W. Farrow

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Status Report: Working Data Document, Lisa Moore, Nicole Aylwin, and Trevor C. W. Farrow

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The Cost of Experiencing Everyday Legal Problems Related to Loss of Employment and Loss of Housing, Lisa Moore, Ab Currie, Nicole Aylwin, and Trevor C. W. Farrow

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The Cost of Experiencing Everyday Legal Problems Related to Physical and Mental Health, Lisa Moore, Ab Currie, Nicole Aylwin, Trevor C. W. Farrow, and Paul Di Libero

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The Cost of Experiencing Everyday Legal Problems Related to Social Assistance, Lisa Moore, Ab Currie, Nicole Aylwin, Trevor C. W. Farrow, Quinlin Gilbert-Walters, and Paul Di Libero

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An Evaluation of the Cost of Family Law Disputes: Measuring the Cost Implication of Various Dispute Resolution Methods, Joanne J. Paetsch, Lorne D. Bertrand, and John-Paul E. Boyd

Submissions from 2016

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Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Infographic, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

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Rural and Remote Access to Justice Infographic, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

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Nudging the Paradigm Shift, Everyday Legal Problems in Canada, Ab Currie

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Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Overview Report, Trevor C. W. Farrow, Ab Currie, Nicole Aylwin, Lesley Jacobs, David Northrup, and Lisa Moore

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Paths to Justice and the Resolution of Consumer Problems: Findings from the 2014 Everyday Legal Problems and the Costs of Civil Justice in Canada National Survey, Lesley Jacobs, David Kryszajtys, and Mathew McManus

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The Data Deficit: The Case for Improving Court Records for Future Access to Justice Research – Fact Sheet, Lisa Moore

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Design and Conduct of the Cost of Justice Survey, David Northrup, Ab Currie, Trevor C. W. Farrow, Lesley Jacobs, and Nicole Aylwin

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Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Survey, David Northrup, Ab Currie, Trevor C. W. Farrow, Lesley Jacobs, and Nicole Aylwin

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Further Research Update: Paralegals, the Cost of Justice and Access to Justice: A Case Study of Residential Tenancy Disputes in Ottawa, David Wiseman

Submissions from 2015

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Action Committee Meeting of Provincial and Territorial Access to Justice Groups, Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters

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Selected Annotated Bibliography of National and Regional Legal Needs Survey, Nicole Aylwin and Mandi Gray

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Rural and Remote Access to Justice, A Literature Review, Nicole Aylwin and Lisa Moore

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Just in Time Research: Rural & Remote Access to Justice: Application Research, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

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Just in Time Research: Rural & Remote Access to Justice: Intake Platform Research, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

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Extending the Reach of Legal Aid: Report on the Pilot Phase of the Legal Health Check-up Project, Ab Currie

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Extending the Reach of Legal Aid: Report on the Pilot Phase of the Legal Health Check-Up Project, Ab Currie

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Civil Non-Family Cases Filed in the Supreme Court of BC: Research Results and Lessons Learned, Focus Consultants

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LawMatters at Your Local Public Library: A History of BC’s Program for Public Legal Information and Education in Public Libraries, Janet Freeman and Nancy Hannum

Submissions from 2014

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Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters: Colloquium Report, Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters

Submissions from 2013

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Access to Civil & Family Justice: A Roadmap for Change, Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters

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Meaningful Change for Family Justice: Beyond Wise Words: Final Report of the Family Justice Working Group, Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters

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National Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil & Family Matters: Prevention, Triage and Referral Working Group, Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters

Submissions from 2012

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Family Justice Reform: A Review of Reports and Initiatives, Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters

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Report of the Access to Legal Services Working Group, Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters

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Report of the Court Processes Simplification Working Group, Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters

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Issues of Cost & Access in Canadian’s Social Investment: Lessons for the Civil Justice System, Sana Affara, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Sabreena Delhon, and Lesley Jacobs

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“Cost of Justice” Project Plan: Working Draft, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

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The Cost of Justice: Weighing the Costs of Fair and Effective Resolution to Legal Problems, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

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Issues of Cost & Access in Canada’s Early Childhood Education System: Lessons for the Civil Justice System, Sabreena Delhon, Sana Affara, Lesley Jacobs, and Raajkumar C. Kannan

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Issues of Cost & Access in Canada’s Health Care System: Lessons for the Civil Justice System, Sabreena Delhon, Sana Affara, Lesley Jacobs, and Tina Motavalli

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Addressing the Needs of Self-Represented Litigants in the Canadian Justice System, Trevor C. W. Farrow, Diana Lowe, Bradley Albrecht, Heather Manweiller, and Martha E. Simmons

Submissions from 2011

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The Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Report for the Peace River Judicial District, Glynnis Lieb

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Access to Justice? The View from the Street, Mary Stratton

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Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: An Overview of Findings from the Eleven Judicial Districts, Mary Stratton

Submissions from 2010

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The Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Report for the Drumheller Judicial District, Glynnis Lieb

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The Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Report for the Edmonton Judicial District, Glynnis Lieb

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The Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Report for the Grande Prairie Judicial District, Glynnis Lieb

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The Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Report for the Wetaskiwin Judicial District, Glynnis Lieb

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The Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Report for the Lethbridge Judicial District, Glynnis Lieb and Stephanie Abel

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The Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Report for the Medicine Hat Judicial District, Glynnis Lieb and Stephanie Abel

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The Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Report for the St. Paul Judicial District, Glynnis Lieb and Stephanie Abel

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Public Legal Education and Information- The Challenging Mission to Create what the Public Needs, Mary Stratton

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Some Facts and Figures from the Civil Justice System and the Public, Mary Stratton, James Cresswell, and Scot Sehested

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What does it Cost to Access Justice in Canada? How Much is “Too Much”? And How do we Know? Literature Review, Kim Taylor and Ksenia Svechnikova

Submissions from 2009

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Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Action Plan Update, Glynnis Lieb

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The Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Report for the Fort McMurray Judicial District, Glynnis Lieb, Stephanie Abel, and Diana Lowe

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The Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Report for the Calgary Judicial District, Glynnis Lieb, Stephanie Abel, Mary Stratton, and Diana Lowe

Submissions from 2008

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The Civil Justice System and the Public Justice for Nunavummiut: Partnerships for Solutions, Travis Anderson and Mary Stratton

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Access to Justice: Report on Selected Reform Initiatives in Canada, Canadian Judicial Council

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The Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Pilot District Interim Report, Glynnis Lieb

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Community-Based Mapping: A Research Tool for Justice System Research, Mary Stratton

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Reaching Out With Research: Engaging Community in Mapping Legal Service Accessibility, Effectiveness and Unmet Needs, Mary Stratton

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Research in Action: Understanding Civil Justice in the Everyday World: Developing Networks for Evidence Based Socio-legal Research Workshops, Mary Stratton

Submissions from 2007

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Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Research Proposal, Canadian Judicial Council

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The Legal Problems of Everyday Life: The Nature, Extent and Consequences of Justiciable Problems Experienced by Canadians, Ab Currie

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Administrative Tribunals Using ADR, Trevor C. W. Farrow and Ada Ho

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Canadian Federal and Provincial Administrative Legislation Containing ADR Processes, Trevor C. W. Farrow and Ada Ho

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Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project: Brief Overview, Glynnis Lieb and Stephanie Abel

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Alberta Self-Represented Litigants Mapping Project: Final Re, Mary Stratton

Submissions from 2006

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Civil Justice System and the Public: Learning from Experiences to find Practices that Work, Barbara Billingsley, Diana Lowe, and Mary Stratton

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Into the Future: Confirming Our Common Vision, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

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Statement of Principles on Self-Represented Litigants and Accused Persons, Canadian Judicial Council