The purpose of the Legalhood – Your Rights blog is to improve access to justice by providing the right legal information about your rights and the technological tools that can help you navigate the legal world. There is now a range of services that can minimize costs and legal delays. This is a source of hope, but it is still necessary to be informed.
In addition to showcasing relevant legal information and effective tools, this blog will serve as a forum to expose potential problems and solutions to improving access to justice.
Better equipping citizens is necessary in a context where they do not have access to justice. Legalhood – Your Rights intends to take a stand in this debate to suggest the best avenues to improve the situation. Thus, any discussion on justice must begin by exposing the problem we face: 88.3% of the Canadian population no longer want services sold by lawyers because they are too expensive, too complex and cause unacceptable delays. According to Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell, 70 to 90% of legal needs are currently unmet. For us, this is a state of crisis and we seek to sensitize Canadian society to take into account the magnitude of the problem. This blog will work in this direction by offering critical texts on conventional practices in the world of law.
Around 50% of Canadians will represent themselves in court in 2017. Representing themselves alone creates situations in which most citizens are ill-equipped. To be able to take charge of your own fate, it is essential to acquire certain basic knowledge. There are indeed technological and economic tools that can help make informed and informed decisions. In this sense, we will present in this blog in particular, when and how to give a formal notice, when to hire a lawyer, how to represent oneself, negotiate or sue, etc.
In the coming weeks, we will discuss common cases that may affect you in daily life: formal notice, latent defects, neighborhood disturbances, management of unpaid invoices, unpaid rent problems and many other practical matters.
In addition to providing general legal information, we will also discuss issues of access to justice, the economics of the trial and new technologies in the service of law.
The world of “legal tech” is in turmoil and offers new ways to achieve justice. In this blog, we’ll also keep you up to date on what’s available that could make your life easier. Legalhood – Your rights will now be your technological watchdog in law.
Finally, we’re listening! Our blog content will be developed based on your feedback, so please feel free to email us outlining the legal topics that interest you. We do not provide legal advice or opinions, but can certainly offer you relevant resources and information to inform your choices.
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