The New Lawyer, Collaborative Law, Access to Justice and COVID-19: Some Thoughts

After years of intransient and pernicious access to justice challenges, including unaffordability, delays and undue complexity, and increasing numbers of litigants representing themselves by necessity and choice, there is a growing consensus that the justice system requires fundamental reform.  As the former Supreme Court chief justice, Beverley McLachlin, recently stated: COVID-19 is highlighting for us [...]