The Advocates' Society Establishes the Modern Advocacy Task Force

The Advocates' Society has established a Modern Advocacy Task Force to make recommendations for the reform of the Canadian justice system. The recommendations of the Task Force will seek to combine the best measures by which Canadian courts have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic with other measures designed to ensure meaningful and substantive access to justice for the long term.

The Advocates' Society believes that permanent changes to our justice system require careful research, analysis, consultation, and deliberation.

The Task Force is composed of members of The Advocates' Society from across the country with expertise in diverse areas of law. They will be guided by an advisory panel of some of the most respected jurists and counsel in our country, including former justices of the Supreme Court of Canada and current and former judges of provincial appellate courts across Canada.

In the fall of 2020, the Modern Advocacy Task Force will hold a virtual symposium that will bring together thought leaders from the bar and the bench to discuss these important issues. An interim report is expected in the fall of 2020 and the final report is to be delivered no later than April 2021.

The Advocates' Society will keep its members and partners in the justice system up to date on the work of the Modern Advocacy Task Force as it progresses.

For more information about the Task Force’s mandate and composition, please see The Advocates’ Society's press release about the Modern Advocacy Task Force in English and French.