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Digitizing access to justice

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Julie Mathews

Legal aid organizations have their work cut out for them: they are charged with providing free or low-cost legal services to people who have low incomes and other disadvantages, within a limited budget.

At the beginning of the “digital revolution,” technology was taken up by legal aid organizations as a means of reaching more people with information about the law. And the uptake has been considerable: in 2006, Community Legal Education Ontario’s (CLEO) legal information websites had about 240,000 annual visitors; now, our sites have more...