reachAbility and the Federation of Law Society

Elizabeth reachAbility hosted eight lawyers from the Federation of Law Societies’ Annual Conference on Oct. 9, 2014 to discuss the work reachAbility is doing to increase access to justice for individuals with disability. Lawyers attending the conference visited a number of organizations in the HRM who are working on access to justice issues. We were thrilled to discuss the work reachAbility is doing through our Legal Referral Program, Community Outreach Initiative and Form Filling Aid. It was a wonderful opportunity to shed light on the unique challenges individuals with disability face when trying to access the justice system. The participants developed a presentation and shared what they learned from reachAbility with the rest of the conference attendees. We hope that we can all share knowledge and improve access to justice in Canada.

- Elizabeth Glasbergen, Legal Services