Libraries and Access to Justice
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
The Justice system has been described as in crisis. Following the release of the Action Committee on Access to Family and Civil Matters’ report in 2013 a number of initiatives across the country have been launched to address the issue. With the increase in self- represented litigants this is an issue that affects all law librarians from those who serve the public and firm librarians. Johanne Blenkin, CEO of CLBC will talk about the role of law libraries in access to justice, opportunities for law librarians and also about the LawMatters program for public libraries that CLBC operates. Sarah McCoubrey, Access to Justice Strategist at CALIBRATE, will speak about the Ontario initiatives on A2J and collaboration with Ontario public libraries.