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1 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects Community Advocacy & Legal Centre 158 George Street, Belleville, Ontario

2 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects2 May 30, 2013 Old view of access to justice vs. Emerging view of access to justice Access to Justice “Outcomes” Clients have increased security in achieving and protecting their basic needs, such as food, shelter, income, education, employment, health care, personal safety and family relationships Holistic and transformative Includes social justice Social inclusion outcomes Clients obtain access to the justice system, civil liberties, equal protection and intended benefit of the law

3 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects3 May 30, Access to Justice (CALC View) Providing information about the law, legal rights, legal processes and the legal system; Increasing the amount of advice and “brief” services to help people understand and navigate the system Supporting methods to reform unjust laws and to encourage the adoption of new laws to promote justice; undertaking systemic advocacy to improve the legal practices of institutions Providing access to enforcement mechanisms, and appropriate legal representation at all stages of legal proceedings.

4 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects4 May 30, 2013

5 Serving individual clients: Core mandate

6 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects6 May 30, 2013 A multi-pronged mandate grounded in legal services to poor and low income individuals

7 Increasing Legal Literacy Special Project Enhancing Legal Information and Referrals by the Public Libraries

8 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects8 May 30, 2013 Public Libraries Project

9 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects9 May 30, 2013 Public Libraries Outreach Project - Collaboration with HCLA

10 Increasing Legal Literacy Supporting the critical role of “trusted intermediaries”

11 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects11 May 30, 2013 Semi- annual Newsletter Print and electronic

12 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects12 May 30, 2013 Clinic Website Tip Sheets and FAQ pages

13 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects13 May 30, 2013 Using Social Media

14 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects14 May 30, 2013 Possible “Spectrum” of Legal Literacy and Capability Training for “Trusted Intermediaries” Community navigation – advocacy & other help available Spotting or red- flagging legal issues Making good legal referrals Using the internet and printed materials effectively to find legal information Advocating effectively for your client Understanding legal information vs. legal advice Identifying systemic issues for advocacy Working with clients to encourage self- advocacy & self-help Using social networking technology to find and update legal information Understanding the law: Legal issue workshops Working effectively with your client’s lawyer or advocate Developing sophisticated legal research skills Understanding available legal services (Legal Aid, pro bono, sliding scale) Legal Awareness Legal Advocacy Understanding how to use the law (process & enforcement) May 2013 Developing knowledge- sharing networks Understanding the legal system Developing basic legal research skills Developing a “reflective practice”

15 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects15 May 30, Legal Aid Comparison Chart – Who Does What?

16 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects16 May 30, referrals/docs/Where_Else_to_ Go_For_Help.pdf Where Else To Go For Help Chart

17 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects17 May 30, 2013 Family Law Resources Guide

18 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects18 May 30, 2013 “Legal Health” Checklist (Collaboration Project)

19 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects19 May 30, 2013 Family Law Information Sharing Workshop

20 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects20 May 30, 2013 Outreach to Local Clergy

21 Coordination of Legal Aid Services: Five County Network Navigating Paths to Justice

22 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects22 May 30, 2013 Legal Aid Services Project Legal Aid Funded Services Collaborating to Increase Access to Justice across five counties

23 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects23 May 30, 2013 Anticipating significant deliverables from the Legal Aid Services project

24 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects24 May 30, 2013 Paths to Justice Report

25 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects25 May 30, 2013 Creating strategic alignment and possibilities for increased collaboration Increasing Access to Justice University Student Legal Clinics Law & Bar Associations Community Legal Clinics Pro Bono Lawyers Legal Aid Government, Courts & Politicians NGOs & Law Foundation Working with Access to Justice partners University Student Legal Clinics Law & Bar Associations Community Legal Clinics University Student Legal Clinics Law & Bar Associations Government, Courts & Politicians Community Legal Clinics University Student Legal Clinics Law & Bar Associations NGOs & Law Foundation Government, Courts & Politicians Community Legal Clinics University Student Legal Clinics Law & Bar Associations Legal Aid NGOs & Law Foundation Government, Courts & Politicians Community Legal Clinics University Student Legal Clinics Law & Bar Associations Pro Bono Lawyers Legal Aid NGOs & Law Foundation Government, Courts & Politicians Community Legal Clinics University Student Legal Clinics Law & Bar Associations Pro Bono Lawyers Legal Aid NGOs & Law Foundation Government, Courts & Politicians Community Legal Clinics University Student Legal Clinics Law & Bar Associations Increasing Access to Justice Pro Bono Lawyers Legal Aid NGOs & Law Foundation Government, Courts & Politicians Community Legal Clinics University Student Legal Clinics Law & Bar Associations

26 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects26 May 30, 2013 Five County Network (FCN) Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) Kingston Community Legal Clinic (KCLC) Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) Northumberland Community Legal Centre (NCLC) Queen’s Student Legal Aid Society (Queen’s) Rural Legal Services (RLS)

27 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects27 May 30, 2013

28 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects28 May 30, 2013 LEARN LAW Newspaper Columns – Launched in February 2012 Jointly produced monthly newspaper columns being published in rural newspapers throughout five counties in Eastern Ontario Project of Five County LAO-funded Service Providers Network

29 Collaborating with the Private Bar to Increase Access to Justice

30 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects30 May 30, 2013 Creating/hosting new HCLA website

31 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects31 May 30, 2013 Wills & Powers of Attorney Project

32 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects32 May 30, 2013 Learn Law Lunches

33 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects33 May 30, 2013 Family Law Checklist: What to Bring

34 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects34 May 30, 2013 Tips for Family Law Lawyers Assisting Clients on Social Assistance

35 Outreach to Special Communities

36 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects36 May 30, 2013 Migrant Workers Outreach February 2012

37 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects37 May 30, 2013 Deaf Community 2012

38 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects38 May 30, 2013 Ontario Justice Education Network

39 Working with, and learning from, legal empowerment projects and legal aid projects internationally

40 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects40 May 30, 2013 Chinese Delegation Visit 2007

41 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects41 May 30, 2013 Visit to Legal Aid Service Counters, Holland 2008

42 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects42 May 30, 2013 ILAG Conference, NZ 2009

43 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects43 May 30, 2013 International Renaissance Foundation, Ukraine 2009

44 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects44 May 30, CALC Sponsors Ukrainian Study Tour

45 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects45 May 30, 2013 Reflective Practice to Increase A2J GAJE Conference - Spain 2011

46 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects46 May 30, 2013 Innovating Justice, Holland, April 2012

47 Special CALC Access to Justice Projects47 May 30, 2013 Open Society Justice Initiative Regional Legal Empowerment Conference, Istanbul – May 2013


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