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Poverty Law, the Future of Legal Services and Access to Justice: Towards ABS+

This paper examines the growing trend of Alternative Business Structures (ABS), whether they will be able to dispense legal services, and whether ABS can be modified to provide more access to justice for people facing poverty law issues. The author concludes that there might be a way to develop a modified form of ABS, or ABS+, that can help meet the needs of people on low incomes. This would include improved public legal education and information, technology-enhanced document building for legal claims, and expanded scope for non-lawyers to help people with legal problems.

Author: Wiseman, David
Title of Work: Poverty Law, the Future of Legal Services and Access to Justice: Towards ABS+
Date: 2015
Organization: Canadian Journal of Poverty Law
URL: Click here http://www.povertylaw.ca/uploads/6/7/6/0/6760250/abs_+_.pdf
Topic: Access to Justice; Needs assessments; PLE and technology & PLE development and delivery
Location of Authoring Organization by Country: Canada
Location of Authoring Organization by Province/ State (unless national entity): Ontario
Availability: Full report online
Language: English