Source: (2006) Working Paper hosted by the Berkeley Electronic Press. Paper 1559.

This comment will discuss how Canadian lawyers can and likely should incorporate therapeutic jurisprudence principles into their practices. Part I explains how Therapeutic Jurisprudence relates to similar principles used historically throughout Canada. Legislative changes have already laid the foundation for therapeutic jurisprudence practices, as Part II demonstrates. Problem Solving Courts have resultantly emerged throughout the country. In going beyond these specialized courts, however, particularly into the criminal justice field, lawyers will more and more find themselves before judges who are actively implementing therapeutic jurisprudence even in general jurisdiction courtrooms. This section will suggest options for how Canadian lawyers can adapt to these changes in order to better represent their clients.(excerpt)


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