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The Impact of the Lack of Legal Aid in Family Law Cases

The lack of access to #LegalAid services can have serious impacts on individuals trying to resolve a family law matter.

 
PHOTO: Department of Justice Canada
 
 

A new report examines the impact of the lack of legal aid in family law cases in Canada, particularly among populations that experience systemic disadvantages such as women, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ2+ people, and more.

Rachel Birnbaum, Ph.D, RSW, LL.M. (PI)

Prof. Nicholas Bala, L.S.M., B.A., J.D., LL.M.


The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Justice Canada or the Government of Canada.

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The Department of Justice Canada works to ensure that Canada’s justice system is as fair, accessible and efficient as possible. The Department helps the federal government to develop policy and to draft and reform laws as needed. At the same time, it acts as the government’s legal adviser, providing legal counsel and support, and representing the Government of Canada in court.

 
 
 
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