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Flip Your Wig for Justice

September 15, 2015

By Alan Kilpatrick

flipwig1Are you familiar with Flip Your Wig for Justice?  Flip Your Wig for Justice is an enthusiastic new campaign promoting access to justice for low income Canadians and encouraging dialogue about the Canadian legal system.  The first edition of Flip Your Wig magazine describes the intention of the campaign,

“Flip Your Wig for Justice plays on the image of the traditional barristers wig – that powered, itchy relic of another era – and the idea that lawyers are flipping our wigs in frustration over the state of access to justice in Canada.  This playful campaign draws attention to the issues, without, downplaying the many hurdles that exist to creating a just legal system.”

Six non-profit organizations based in Ontario created Flip Your Wig for Justice:

• Action on Violence (METRAC)
• Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC)
• Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
• Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN)
• Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC)

These organizations help disadvantaged Canadians by providing free legal help, education about the law, and encouraging lawyers to provide free legal assistance.  Hundreds of lawyers, law firms, and organizations across Canada have joined the campaign to promote equitable access to justice.

Have you thought about flipping your wig for justice?  Your can visit the website at to join the campaign or donate today.



Flip Your Wig for Justice. (2015). Home. Retrieved from

Gershbain, N. & Sossin L. (2015). Lawyers Let Their Hair Down for a Good Cause. Flip Your Wig Magazine, 1(1), 2-3.

(Reposted from Legal Sourcery)

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