Canadian Forum on Civil Justice

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The purpose of this proposal is to set out a preliminary research plan to create a province-wide ‘map’ or atlas of legal services that provides to the Alberta public information, education, legal advice, legal representation and/or other support or assistance related to legal problems. The map will include the central services provided by pro bono initiatives, clinics, public legal education services, courts, legal aid, the private Bar and social services relevant to the needs of users of the justice system. The map will extend to civil, family, criminal and administrative justice programs. For the purposes of simplicity, in this document we will hereafter refer to this complex as ‘legal services’. The reader should assume that wherever this phrase in used, it refers to the much larger basket of services defined above.

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