Access to Justice Symposiums

Community Legal Services is a national leader and local champion for access to justice. We believe access to justice is the most important legal issue of this generation.

While CLS assists over 1,000 persons in the London community each year, we also bring together lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students from across Ontario and Canada for our Access to Justice Symposiums. Our aim is not just to talk about the issue, but to come up with solutions. To review video, audio, and PowerPoints from our past symposiums, please click below.

Inaugural CLS Access to Justice Symposium (2014)

  • The Access to Justice Symposium (Part 1/2)
    Introduction: Doug Ferguson, Director, Community Legal Services
    Keynote: "The CBA Report on Access to Justice and Its Impact on Law Schools," Fred Headon, President of the Canadian Bar Association
    Panel Discussion: "Legal education and access to justice: what should be the role of law schools?"
  • The Access to Justice Symposium (Part 2/2)
    Keynote: "The Law Society and Access to Justice," Tom Conway, Treasurer, Law Society of Upper Canada
    Panel Discussion: "The legal profession and access to justice: what can we do in London?"

Family Law: Breaking Down Barriers and Opening Doors (2015)

Innovative Tools for a Profitable Practice (2017)

  • TBD