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Access to Justice

Access to Justice for the Self Represented Class Member
Authors: Laura Bruneau and Dounia Khali, both of Bruneau Group, Ottawa, ON

In this paper written for the recent CLEBC course: Western Canadian Class Actions Conference, Laura Bruneau and Dounia Khali discuss the possible reasons behind the new trend of self representation and the barriers to accessing justice encountered by those brave enough to face the judicial system with zero or minimal legal advice. Secondly, this paper will discuss the effectiveness, or lack thereof, of class proceedings for accessing justice and offer solutions for improving access to justice in the class action settlement context.

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