Estey, The Hon. Chief Justice W.Z.
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The financial and economic problems in the courts today. First, a detailed history and examination of the legal system in Canada covering many aspects such as the court structure, the parallels in medicine, case loads, new areas of law that have to be dealt with such as environmental law, zoning disputes, consumer law, technological advances, etc., costs, and other reasons why the courts are in difficulty. What the speaker feels the courts should be doing. The issue of delay. Suggestions for solutions. The role of Legal Aid. The strength of the Anglo-American jurisprudential system. Some summary ideas and thoughts.