2008-2009 Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship recipients
Michele Leering, Executive Director and lawyer with the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre will partner with Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, and will explore two broad strategies to increase access to civil justice, particularly for people living in poverty or on a low income. One strategy will focus upon the education of law students, and the other will explore the potential promise and power of new partnerships.
Joyce Zuk, the Executive Director of Citizen Advocacy, and Executive Director of Well-Come Centre for Human Potential will partner with St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology. She will develop a model for community agency satellite “Form Clinics” which will be serviced by students of the College’s Paralegal program. This project will help address two problems: how to obtain assistance for certain members of the community who require help in understanding regulatory processes and working through the documentation which accompany these processes, and how to provide opportunities for students of an accredited paralegal program of study to apply knowledge, and practice skills in a diverse “live-client” environment.