The time-worn criticism of the adversarial system. What if you could change that from the ground up, and involve all members of the community in the process? Enter Lawfunder.org - the Kickstarter of legal causes.
How are individuals expected to effectively present their case and ensure impartiality and procedural fairness from the courts when they are not sufficiently trained and lack the resources to rectify this? This lack of affordable legal representation and the limitations on the availability of legal aid are key issues on which we hope to have an impact.
Barriers to justice reinforce poverty and exclusion. Maintaining a strong rule of law is a precondition to protecting disadvantaged communities and helping people leave poverty behind. Improving access to justice is therefore a key means of promoting social inclusion. Many of the issues commonly faced by people, such as family breakdown, credit and housing issues, discrimination, and exclusion from services, have a legal dimension that if not resolved can contribute to social exclusion.
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