Canadian Bar Association report on Access to Justice for Trans People

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A report from the Canadian Bar Association indicates that trans people face a disproportionate numbr of legal problems and are less likely to formally act on them than cis people. The report's recommendations include "improved public accountability and transparency, inclusive courts and administrative tribunals, support for trans legal professionals, professional training, identification documents, employment equity law reform, criminal law reform, and finances, housing, health, and social services." Education of legal professionals is a key component to making sure they are equipped to answer the needs of the trans community. An Advisory Group on Inclusion and Access to Justice for Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Diverse People has been established to help determine programs and policies to best address issues faced by those communities.

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