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PBSC Queen’s volunteers help low-income clients navigate Family Court

(March 2, 2017)

The rising problem of self-representing clients means that more and more people are struggling through confusing and emotionally charged family court processes on their own. Pro Bono Students Canada Queen’s is helping to demystifying the process for these disadvantaged clients through its Family Law Project. As part of an innovative national project, it sees student volunteers prepare court documents and guide clients through the court process.

PBSC Queen’s project studies barriers of access to family justice

(February 21, 2017)

More and more litigants in family courts are self-represented. Pro Bono Students Canada at Queen’s is responding to the crisis by participating in a multi-site research study. The Family Law Litigant Survey project sees student volunteers administer a questionnaire to self-represented litigants in family court waiting rooms.

Queen’s Law and Osgoode help students understand and plan for disruption

(February 17, 2017)

​Legal professionals and industry-watchers have pointed out that there are substantial and disruptive changes occurring in the legal industry, largely driven by technology, including changes in service delivery, firm structure and career trajectories. While challenging traditional models, however, disruptive change can mean significant opportunity, especially for those students with the benefit of a legal education. On March 2, some notable figures in the legal field will be presenting their insights to attendees at a Queen’s Law / Osgoode Hall co-presentation. 

Longtime Queen's lawyer always looked to mediation, reconciliation

(February 10, 2017)

Even though she served many years as the university’s Legal Counsel, Diane Kelly, Law’83, admits that legal action is not the best approach in certain situations. Her collaborative and cooperative attitude – a hallmark of Kelly and her career at Queen’s – has earned her the Queen’s Human Rights Initiative Award. 

 

Queen’s Law students support refugees in wake of U.S. travel ban

(February 8, 2017)

President Donald Trump’s recent ban on refugees has prompted action from the Queen’s Law Refugee Support Program (QLRSP). As part of the Write for Refugees program, the group has collected over 100 signed letters asking Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen to suspend the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement as legal challenges to these executive orders continue to come forward. 

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