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Join the access to justice movement

A2JBC is a social impact network, connecting stakeholders who want to improve access to justice for British Columbians and encouraging them to take action to make a difference. We believe that access to justice is most likely to be achieved in BC, and beyond, if justice system stakeholders:

  • act collaboratively;
  • take a user-centred approach
  • innovate and experiment, which means being prepared to fail, and;
  • are informed by evidence, not just by what they think is best.

We are looking for stories that illustrate one or more of these attributes. Please tell us your access to justice innovation story. It doesn’t have to be a story of success. We are committed to the idea that we can often learn more from failures than from successes. Send your story to

Please include the name and email address of someone in your organization in case a reader wants to follow up. A2JBC is about connecting people, and others might learn from your story, or have something to share with you that you can learn from.

A2J Innovation Stories

Helping families with increased efficiency AND an easier system – FMEP goes Online

Chris Beresford and his team at the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP) have set up an online system so that each client involved in a Family Maintenance file can set up their own personal, secure online account…

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Invaluable Assistance for Self-Represented Litigants

With an increasing number of persons finding themselves having to represent themselves before courts and tribunals, one of the first problems many of them face is the need to fill out complex and often lengthy legal forms. ” …

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Collaboration between BC Provincial Court and Clicklaw gives people up-to-date one-page summaries of Legal Resources Online

A Provincial Court Judge noted that there were a lot of online resources that would be useful for people representing themselves in court, but no simple way for those people to find out about those resources….

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Rise Women’s Legal Centre Uses “Unbundling” of
Legal Services to Help More Women With Family
Law Disputes

“Due to overwhelming need, it quickly became clear that full representation services for every client, often known as “general retainers”, would not be practical at Rise Women’s Legal Centre. By providing full representation to everyone who wanted it, the clinic would have reached capacity in its first term” …

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