Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

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THIS VOLUME deals with one aspect of community-based justice in which community legal clinics take the lead in building collaborative partnerships with community groups to bring greater access to justice to people. This is not the only model of community-based justice. There are large numbers of helping organizations in communities, some staffed by professional service providers and some by capable volunteers, assisting people to resolve problems involving fairness and social justice in everyday life. There may be other ways in which community organizations assisting people may receive help from legal professionals in the form of direct advice or public legal information other than the ways represented by the projects described here. This represents a vast area of alternative pathways to legal and social justice yet to be fully explored.

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