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N.L. legal system has part to play in cultural diversity, says top human rights official

Friday, May 04, 2018 @ 11:10 AM | By Terry Davidson

Newfoundland and Labrador’s legal sector must provide better access to justice for immigrants as the province continues its push to attract and hold on to people of cultural diversity, says the head of the province’s human rights commission.

More pro bono work, increased community outreach, culturally diverse law firms and better translation services are a handful of ways the province’s legal system could increase access to justice for newcomers, said Carey Majid, executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission.

Carey Majid, executive director...