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,2 essentially all of us will experience at least one everyday legal problem over the course of our lifetime.
Farrow, Trevor C. W.; Currie, Ab; Aylwin, Nicole; Jacobs, Lesley; Northrup, David; and Moore, Lisa, "Everyday Legal Problems and the Cost of Justice in Canada: Overview Report" (2016). Canadian Forum on Civil Justice. 44.