The Justice Crisis

The Justice Crisis

The Cost and Value of Accessing Law

Law and Society

Edited by Trevor C.W. Farrow and Lesley A. Jacobs

Published by: UBC Press

368 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm, 26 charts, 19 tables

  • ISBN: 9780774863582
  • Published: May 2021


Unfulfilled legal needs are at a tipping point in much of the Canadian justice system. The Justice Crisis assesses what is and isn’t working in efforts to strengthen a fundamental right of democratic citizenship: access to civil and family justice. Contributors to this wide-ranging overview of recent empirical research address key issues: the extent and cost of unmet legal needs; the role of public funding; connections between legal and social exclusion among vulnerable populations; the value of new legal pathways; the provision of justice services beyond the courts and lawyers; and the need for a culture change within the justice system.