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Targeted Legal Services

Targeted Legal Services & Access to Justice: We Are All Pieces of the Puzzle

Targeted legal services are directed at those with the highest legal need and limited resources.

TAG - The Action Group on Access to Justice, Social Justice Tribunals Ontario and the Law Society of Ontario held three half-day symposia to examine the interplay between targeted legal services and access to justice.

Materials and webcasts from the series are available on TAG's Targeted Legal Services page.

September 16, 2015 event

The third symposium in this series offered participants practical perspectives on a variety of issues that may arise in this context. Practitioners with a variety of experience offered “how to” advice and insights. The symposium was structured around real-life scenarios and an interactive combination of expert panel and audience discussion. Participants had an opportunity to interact with colleagues, identify good practices, and explore important challenges in this area.

May 12, 2015 event 

In this session, participants: considered how the public accesses legal services, explored the business of delivering legal services using limited scope retainers and learned about examples of targeted legal services in the adjudicative process.  This program contained 3 hrs 30 mins Professionalism Content.

February 3, 2015 event

Participants heard from practitioners with extensive experience using unbundled or limited scope retainers and participated in the development of new ideas about how they may be implemented in a variety of practice settings. Under an "unbundling" agreement or limited scope retainer, a lawyer or paralegal provides legal services for part, but not all, of a client's legal matter.

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