Innovation, Dispute Resolution & Access to Justice: A Needs Assessment

From September 2014 – September 2015 researchers at the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution conducted over 30 interviews and 5 focus groups with justice stakeholders including lawyers, legal educators, legal entrepreneurs, legal clinic staff, policy makers, governments, judges, trusted intermediaries and users, in order to gain insight into how we might build capacity for innovation within the civil justice system and what specific innovations are required. Our research has revealed that there is a significant demand for research on innovation tools and methods that:

  • Increase access to justice through the design and development of innovative legal service delivery models.
  • Capitalize on the value of working in interdisciplinary design teams.
  • Encourage more hands-on and collaborative work with the public.

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