(Forthcoming 2021) 104 SCLR (2d)
Joe Arvay sometimes described his work as a lawyer as being a “plumber with words”. We think what he meant was that he strived to offer tangible solutions to concrete problems. In other words, while it’s good to know what the law says, and what legal enthusiasts think about how the law operates, Charterbreaches affect real people, most of them not lawyers. It is the lived experience of the law that ultimately ought to draw our concern, energy, and talents.If you want to bend the law towards justice, you need to focus remedial attention on what the law actually does and to whom, and on what the Court can actually do and for whom.
Latimer, Alison M. and Berger, Benjamin L., "A Plumber with Words: Seeking Constitutional Responsibility and an End to the Little Sisters Problem" (2021). Articles & Book Chapters. 2865.