Canadian Forum on Civil Justice Gets $1 Million to Study Costs of Justice
The study will tackle the following questions:
- How can we better calculate, understand and balance the social value to democratic societies of ensuring an accessible, effective civil justice system against the financial costs of doing so, or the socio-economic costs of failing to provide access?
- What can be done to effectively prevent disputes, and at what costs and benefits?
- What methods are there for limiting or eliminating the need for legal services, through consumer protection, licensing, standard-setting and pro-active regulation, or other innovations identified by the research?
- What can be done to prevent recurring problems for low and middle income Canadians, most especially those who are the most vulnerable?
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