Access to Justice Advocate – Janet Mosher

Recent reports have underscored the importance of innovation and imagination to the pursuit of access to justice. At the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, we understand that such efforts come down to people – to advocates.  In an effort to spotlight the diverse range of individuals working across the access to justice landscape, we are pleased to present the Access to Justice Advocates blog series. Each month we will profile someone who brings a unique perspective and makes a valuable contribution to the issue of access to justice. Do you know an access to justice advocate? Let us know at communications@cfcj-fcjc.org.   

The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice had the wonderful opportunity to meet Professor Mosher at Osgoode Hall Law School to discuss her work in access to justice. As a researcher and teacher, Professor Mosher spoke to us about conceptualizations of access to justice that stimulate her work, as well as the ways in which the intersection between research and frontline advocacy can play a unique role on the access to justice landscape. Her conceptualization of access to justice redirects access to justice advocacy away from courts and towards broader understandings of justice, power and inequality.

The full length version of the interview can be found here. 

Bilingual Accès Justice Access Centre Now Open in Halifax

Great work by our friends in Nova Scotia! What’s new in ‪access to justice for 2015: Nova Scotia’s first bilingual access to justice centre! The Accès Justice Access centre opened recently at 1663 Brunswick Street in Halifax, as an initiative of the Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE). The centre offers services in both official languages on site and by telephone, email and online. Free consultations with a lawyer will be available by appointment.