Title

Reports Cite Heavy Toll of Legal Problems on Canadian Society

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

2-12-2018

Source Publication

The Lawyer's Daily

Description

The price paid for legal problems is not just made up of dollars and cents, but with impacts on health, loss of employment and an increased reliance on social assistance, reports the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ).

Three reports from the CFCJ, released on Jan. 5, break down the number of Canadians experiencing a variety of legal problems and the impact they have on different aspects of their lives. The reports show that millions of Canadians experience physical and mental health problems, loss of employment and a loss of housing as a direct consequence of legal problems.

Comments

This article is written by Amanda Jerome with commentary by Prof. Trevor Farrow.

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