The Thursday Roundup is your source for the top stories trending online – all related to justice innovation and access to justice. Each week, tune in for a review of the week’s biggest stories.
Legal Innovation in the News
Your Top Stories:
- A new crowdfunding platform called Justice Fundr has just launched! Justice Fundr will fund litigation in the public interest. Their first project was started by Osgoode’s own @dwjudson. The find out if you have a project that meets their criteria, click here. To keep up with their upcoming projects, follow on Twitter @JusticeFundr.
- Flip Your Wig for Justice ramped up its #A2J campaign launchedearlier this month. As part of this awareness campaign, participants will wear a wig to raise awareness about the state of access to justice across Canada. Flip Your Wig for Justice was founded by the Association in the Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC), Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), METRAC – Action on Violence, Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC). To find out why Dean Lorne Sossin is flipping his wig, click here. Click here to sign up to join the movement or make a donation.
- Earlier this month, the Alberta Courts announced they will no longer be publishing their judgments on their website. Instead, the site now redirects users to CanLii as a cost-saving measure. To read about the concerns from Albertans, click here.
- From the Hartford Courant and the ABA ATJ blog: legal aid lawyers in Connecticut and NuLawLab of Boston’s Northeastern University are developing a video game to help self-represented litigants navigate the court system. Once complete, the game will be available for free on CTLawHelp.org, which provides free legal information to low-income self-represented litigants in Connecticut.