Eligibility, Legal Aid and Access to Justice

A recent article published on CBC News Canada states that “an ‘average’ 5-day civil trial cost $56k last year, beyond the reach of most average people”

Though provinces across Canada fund legal aid, the maximum yearly income that qualifies most Canadians for legal aid is so low that it excludes many who are in need of help.

In Middle-class injustice: Too wealthy for legal aid, too pinched for ‘average’ lawyers’ fees, Laura Fraser discusses legal aid, access to justice and the Canadian justice system. Read the article in full here.

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