Maximizing the Federal Investment in Criminal Legal Aid
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Legal Aid Directorate
Department of Justice Canada
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Table of Contents
- 1.0 Introduction
- 2.0 Approach
- 2.1 Document review and literature review
- 2.2 Interviews
- 2.3 Interpretation of results
- 3.0 Context for study
- 3.1 Benefits of criminal legal aid
- 3.2 Current pressures facing legal aid
- 4.0 Current innovations and best practices
- 4.1 Accessibility
- 4.2 Effectiveness
- 4.3 Efficiency
- 4.4 Accountability
- 5.0 Approaches to change
- 6.0 Federal role
- 7.0 Summary
- Appendix A – Document and literature review template
- Appendix B – Compendium of best practices and innovations for improving efficiency and access to justice in criminal legal aid, 2007-08 to present
- Appendix C – Criminal legal aid in Australia, New Zealand, England/Wales, and Scotland
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