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The Story of the BC Family Justice Innovation Lab
Almost two years ago, our Lab received a wonderful invitation to contribute a paper to a Special Edition of the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice focusing on “access to justice & innovation”. Jane Morley QC and I (with help from many others who kindly read and re-read the article) dove into the task of […]
Seeking input from Kamloops families to improve the BC family justice system
The Lab is involved in supporting a new initiative which is seeking participation from family members in Kamloops, BC. The initiative seeks to improve the BC family justice system by starting with an exploration of the experiences of families who have used the system to deal with separation and divorce. The team will be in […]
What skills and attitudes do we need for justice system change?
Our friends at Nesta have been working on a new competency framework to define the key skills, attitudes and behaviours that public sector innovators combine in order to successfully solve public problems. Check out this wonderful post for more details. This is difficult work. I was heartened to see confirmation of the various “tensions” that […]
Unbundling: Announcing the New BC Family Toolkit & Roster!
Our friends at Mediate BC are excited to announce two important milestones in its unbundled legal services adventure (in partnership with Access to Justice BC): Publication of a Toolkit for Lawyers and Paralegals (version 1.0); and An invitation to receive more information about the BC Family Unbundling Roster The Toolkit version 1.0 During the surveys […]
Putting the Public First – Part 1
This post continues our series on what it means to be “public-centred”. Nicole Aylwin, Assistant Director of the Winkler Institute, invited me to participate in the Institute’s 2016 Justice Design Project in August 2016 by providing a short introduction to “Putting the Public First in the Justice System”. I was excited to participate and wondering […]