Former SCC chief justice Beverley McLachlin calls the situation a 'crisis'
Justice advocates want the federal government to use the federal budget to invest new resources in the legal system — which is experiencing a rise in self-representation, adding to the court backlog created by the pandemic.
Help is now available for Albertans who have to go court for divorce and custody issues, but can't afford legal representation. Hear about this new and more affordable way to access legal services.
Putting the average cost of a two-day trial at $35,000, Marcus Sixta and Dr. Ian Holloway discuss how many Canadians simply can’t afford family court which is where Coach My Case can step in to help.
Guest: Marcus Sixta, Family Law expert, Founder of Coach My Case. Dr. Ian Holloway, Dean of Law at the University of Calgary.
Family lawyers Jo-Anne Stark and Marcus Sixta talk divorce, child custody, and steps to eliminate stress through family court proceedings.
(panel discussion at 37:24)
Changing the ways people can access justice in Canada is no easy feat. For two UCalgary Law alumni, new legal services are hoping to make the system a little friendlier.