Monday, February 12, 2018

British Columbia Law Institute Financing Litigation Legal Research Project

This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of October 30, 2017 entitled British Columbia Law Institute Blog Series on Financing Litigation.

The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) website recently published an article that looks at a number of models to improve access to the justice system:
"Throughout the consultation phase of the Financing Litigation Legal Research Project, several ideas were raised to consider other ways to improve access to justice that fell outside the scope of the project. Chapter 12 of the study paper outlines five alternative ideas to improve access to justice, namely:
  1. Increased use of alternative dispute resolution processes;
  2. Expansion of legal aid;
  3. Promotion of cy-près orders;
  4. Community Contribution Companies; and
  5. New business models.
While the chapter does not include a full analysis of how each idea works, or could work, it does offer an an overview to give the reader some food-for-thought over what other opportunities may exist to continue examining how people pay for litigation."
The article also summarizes ideas on access to justice from other sources, including West Coast LEAF, BC’s Civil Resolution Tribunal, the Law Society of Alberta and the Michigan Law Revision Commission.

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