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LOOKING TO 2020: Impacting legal aid through communications

New to legal aid communications in September 2017, I was surprised and humbled – as a voter, political science and journalism major and newspaper reader/NPR listener – by my prior lack of awareness about civil legal aid and the vital role it plays in increasing access to justice in the legal system. 467 more words

Student accused of rape at Washington Irving

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

A high school student was arrested for raping a classmate in a stairwell at the Washington Irving Campus earlier this week. Police arrested 18-year-old Jevon Martin after he reportedly lured a 16-year-old girl into the stairwell and raped her between the third and fourth floors of the building on Monday morning at 8:20 a.m. 256 more words

13th Precinct

Incubating Innovation along the Pacific Rim - Part II: Hawaii

Similar to Alaska, Hawaii, with one large urban center in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, and the rest of the population spread among the other seven islands, experiences geographic and infrastructure challenges to traditional modes of legal services delivery.   429 more words

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Former Alberta premier Dave Hancock named provincial judge

Former Alberta cabinet minister and interim premier, Dave Hancock, is one of three new judges appointed to the provincial court on Tuesday.

Hancock, Marian De Souza and Robert Shaigec were appointed. 249 more words


Catching Up with Mississippi Center for Justice

Before I begin, let me just say that I’m humbled by the messages many of you sent me as I relaunched this project yesterday. My secret hope – that this would inspire others to do their own similar projects – is coming to fruition. 762 more words


Courtrooms Flooded with Litigants With No Lawyers

It’s not getting any easier to be a judge these days, as self-represented litigants continue to overwhelm Canadian courts in increasing numbers.

With the abolition of Legal Aid and a middle-class that can’t afford to hire lawyers, the situation has become dire. 320 more words

Family Law

Legal Aid Peer Support Training

We’re offering free Peer Support training to legal professionals working with traumatised clients in legal aid on 18th January 2018.

In this one-day training, we will look at how the distress of detainees can affect staff and volunteers, and we’ll explore some coping strategies on how to manage our own reactions and emotions. 45 more words

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