24 July 2014

Reports on Justice Forums Released

The BC Ministry of Justice has just released its summary report (PDF) of the proceedings at the third justice summit, held on 4 and 5 May 2014 in Vancouver. The report offers no tidy synopsis, but the topics discussed at the summit included the early resolution of legal disputes, resolving legal disputes out of court, improving court processes, and assessing the outcomes of a reformed justice system.

These summits are mandated by s. 9 of the Justice Reform and Transparency Act. Reports on all three summits to date can be found on the Ministry's website.

Not to be outdone, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has published its report (PDF) of the proceedings at the Joint Action Forum on civil and family justice held in Edmonton on 20 November 2013. The purposes of the forum were to discuss the current state of the justice system and what an improved, "citizen-centred" justice might look like, and discuss how movement toward a reformed system may be initiated.