Architects of Justice: Exploring Access to Justice in Ontario is a podcast that explores how people are finding new ways to improve access to justice. By bringing together multiple perspectives including users, community workers, students, and legal professionals, our goal is to spotlight different conversations about how we can make a more effective justice system.
Paralegals as Access to Justice Champions: Celebrating 10 Years of Regulation
The Law Society of Ontario assumed responsibility for the regulation of paralegals in 2007 making the province the first jurisdiction in North America to regulate paralegals. Today, nearly 9000 paralegals are licensed in Ontario providing consumers with more choice, protection and improved access to justice. This episode help to mark a decade of paralegal regulation by featuring a range of voices from this professional community.
Improving Health, Improving Service: Well-Being in the Legal Profession and Access to Justice
Recent research indicate that lawyers are at a higher risk for anxiety, substance abuse and depression than those in the general population. This susceptibility begins in law school and eventually has an impact on society by affecting people who rely on lawyers to manage their everyday legal problems. This episode will speak with a range of access to justice advocates about status and mental health in the legal profession.
Millennial Influence: Accessing Technology and Justice
At 37% millennials are currently the largest generation in the workforce. They make over a quarter of the population in Canada and the most educated among them are women – they make up the majority in professions. In 2019, millennials will make up the largest block of voters. This generation is shaping our expectations around technology and convenience. In this episode we look at how they are influencing the justice sector.
Beyond Tweets: #metoo and Survivor-Informed Paths to Justice
Movements like #MeToo have highlighted the ubiquity of the issue and are shaping a more nuanced understanding of sexual violence. We speak with three advocates about this critical moment and what needs to come next to ensure inclusive access to justice outcomes.
Digital Diversity: Developing Justice Solutions For Real Life
The justice sector is under pressure to use more technology. But how does this affect those who don’t have regular access to a computer or the internet? In this episode we feature different perspectives on how technology-based solutions can reflect the diverse needs of justice system users.
Going Solo: Navigating the Justice System as a Self-Represented Litigant
The number of people representing themselves, without a lawyer or paralegal, is growing every day. In this episode we learn about what it is like to navigate a complex system on your own. We hear from a self-represented litigant and access to justice advocates who discuss how the self-rep experience is changing the legal system in Ontario.
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So much information packed into the perfect length. Thanks for educating me on my commute.
Interesting! And Super Timely!
I’m loving this podcast. Bite sized chunks of information and discussion about REAL opportunities and issues for justice in Ontario (and beyond!) Super interesting and very timely!
Host engages in meaningful discussions about social justice issues with important contributors (i.e. Cindy Blackstock).