Appendix I: Cost and Saving Modeling for Legal Aid Funding
This report examines the relationsjip between legal aid funding and the overall public sost of Alberta's court system. There is strong evidence to support the assertion that because legal aid funding reduces the rate of self-represented litigants, there is a commensurate reduction in the burden that self representation places on other court resources such that increased legal aid funding would produce a net public savings.
Appendix II: Public Opinion Research
Nanos Resarch conducted focus groups and public opinion polling on behalf of CBA Alberta in April and May 2020. The results of this research demonstrate that Albertans support more investment and innovation in our justice system, and see this as a priority for the government.