41-4: Innovations in Legal Services Archives - LawNow Magazine

Current Trends In Technology For The Provision of Legal Information

We live in a world where communication happens instantaneously and copious amounts of real and false information can be spread rapidly to a large number of people. Information has become so abundant that those who aren’t well-versed researchers can easily be overwhelmed and have difficulty determining what information is useful to them, as well as […]

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Scarlett Chan
Scarlett Chan is a student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta and a member of Pro Bono Students Canada
 

Exploring New Frontiers for the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada

A brush with the judicial system in any capacity is not a pleasant experience for most people. Even those who succeed in a court usually do not walk out happy. But if you are amongst the increasing number of people who simply cannot afford to pay for legal services, the experience with the judicial system […]

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Amer Mushtaq
Amer Mushtaq: Amer Mushtaq is a Toronto lawyer and the founder of Formative LLP, YouCounsel and YouCounselForums. YouCounsel provides online legal courses in easy to follow steps for everyday people whereas YouCounselForums provides a platform for everyone to share legal knowledge and experience with the judicial system.
 

Improving Access to Justice: Technological Innovations

Last December, I received a Jury Summons in the mail. I completed the required form, took a picture of it with my cell phone, and then emailed the image back to the address provided. It took me about five minutes to do that. Almost immediately I got a return email confirming receipt of my form […]

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Lois Gander Q.C.
Lois Gander, Q.C. is a Professor with the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta and serves as Vice-President of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta
 


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