Alberta Access to Justice Week
October 25 to 31 marks Access to Justice Week in Alberta.
Access to Justice can mean many things. It can mean getting the information necessary to know one’s legal rights and responsibilities. It can mean having meaningful access to the courts or another dispute resolution system when faced with a conflict. It can mean being able to retain a lawyer to represent one’s interests. It can mean having a say in the content of the laws that govern us. It can mean all this and more.
There are many groups and individuals who work hard every day to provide greater access to justice for Albertans. This week, they will be hosting events and activities across the province highlighting the importance of justice, the barriers to accessing it and the ways we can work together to break down those barriers.
View the Access to Justice Week website from the Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch (CBA – Alberta) for more information on access to justice and the events occurring this week.