Tag Archives: Covid 19

The Legal Profession and Legal Services after Covid 19: an access to justice perspective

We need to consider the impact of Covid 19 on the legal profession and the delivery of legal services. And in this, just as in the physical transmission of the disease, the underlying weakness of the body politic will play a major part. For us as individuals, this is not a good time to suffer … Continue reading The Legal Profession and Legal Services after Covid 19: an access to justice perspective

Ontario’s Community Legal Clinics and Covid 19: just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water

Ontario has over 70 community legal clinics. Around 50 are general with geographical catchment areas that, in total, cover the whole Province and 20 or so are specialist centres. Under Ontario’s state of emergency declared on March 17, all are included as ‘professional and social services that support the legal and justice system’ and thereby … Continue reading Ontario’s Community Legal Clinics and Covid 19: just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water

Law centres and Covid 19: canaries in the mine

Law centres provide a particularly sensitive indicator of access to justice. As Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre puts it on their website: ‘We aim to help to overcome the obstacles faced by those most disadvantaged who need access to the legal system.’ That was written before the current Covid 19 outbreak but it is interesting … Continue reading Law centres and Covid 19: canaries in the mine