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Faculty of Law and Law Society of Manitoba collaborate on Access to Justice Blog

September 20, 2022 — 

The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the launch of an Access to Justice blog that will be a valuable legal resource to Canadians. The site will highlight developments related to access to justice from across Canada, with an emphasis on those relevant to Manitoba.  Assistant Professor Gerard Kennedy has initiated the blog in collaboration with Natasha Brown, Access to Justice Coordinator at the Law Society of Manitoba. This joint initiative of Kennedy and Brown will host posts on at least a weekly basis authored by themselves and law students, along with occasional posts from other law professors and access to justice stakeholder organizations within Manitoba.

The blog will include information on:

  • Access to justice-related changes to the law in Manitoba and in Canada;
  • Interesting cases that involve access to justice from Manitoba or that are applicable in Manitoba; 
  • News of research and conferences on access to justice;
  • Updates from access to justice stakeholders in Manitoba; and
  • News on initiatives regarding access to justice within Manitoba and Canada.

Professor Kennedy currently teaches Civil Procedure and Administrative Law at Robson Hall and Ms. Brown currently teaches the Access to Justice course. Kennedy’s students will have the opportunity to contribute to the blog, in addition to two student research assistants, second-year law students, Calvin Ediger and Eric Epp.

“I am honoured to be co-editing this blog, which we hope will be a source for laypeople, policymakers, and members of the legal profession to learn about interesting developments in access to justice,” said Kennedy.

“I am thrilled to be working alongside Professor Kennedy on this A2J Blog,” said Brown. “My hope is that the blog will provide Manitoba’s Access to Justice stakeholder organizations with a central landing space for updates on our province’s Access to Justice initiatives and will provide a means for increased conversation and collaboration as we work together to increase access to justice for Manitobans.”

The blog is now up and running and is hosted by the Faculty of Law’s website.

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