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Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week starts today

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 3:33 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

There are events happening across the province of Saskatchewan this week, as part of the Second Annual Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week (SK A2J).

Running from Oct. 16 to Oct. 21, the event is designed to draw attention to initiatives that aim to improve access to justice for Saskatchewan residents.

“Access to Justice is an important issue for the province,” said Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan. “I’d like to thank our partners in the justice community for making access to justice issues a priority.”

The Ministry is working with partners to deliver understandable, timely and affordable justice for Saskatchewan citizens, he said.

This year, the event's main themes are:
  • Legal Information, Legal Advice and Access to Justice;
  • Expanding Engagement: Creating Connections Between Delivery of Justice and Health Services.

There are a variety of events planned including presentations (such as a lecture on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Exploring Its Potential for Improving Access to Justice); town halls on the future of legal services provision in Saskatchewan; a fundraiser for a law clinic; a volunteer appreciation event; and a free legal resource fair.

More information about ​​​SK A2J is available on its website and on the Law Society of Saskatchewan library's blog.