Access to justice or exposure to debt: a difficult choice for Canadians

DAS Canada specializes in legal expense insurance. A DAS policy offers clients financial protection against legal expenses and gives them unlimited access to legal advice at any time. We are committed to building and leading the legal expense insurance market in Canada and creating access to affordable justice for Canadians. (CNW Group/DAS Canada)

TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - DAS Canada has released a white paper about how Canadians perceive and use the justice system. The research, conducted in partnership with Ipsos Reid, revealed that 45% of Canadians know someone who has gone into debt trying to resolve a legal dispute, and that 55% of those who had accessed the legal system were not represented by a lawyer. Half of respondents said they believe that having insurance to cover legal costs is an important factor for better access to justice.

To view the full results of the survey, visit www.das.ca/accesstojustice

About DAS Canada:

DAS Canada is a full-service specialist in legal expense insurance.  We empower individuals, business owners, groups and associations when they are faced with unexpected legal issues.  A DAS policy offers clients financial protection against costly legal expenses, allowing them to defend and pursue their legal rights and giving them unlimited access to legal advice at any time.  We are committed to building and leading the legal expense insurance market in Canada and creating access to affordable justice for all Canadians. DAS Canada is a subsidiary of DAS Group, the global leader in the $10 billion legal expense insurance market. For more information, please visit www.das.ca.

About Ipsos Reid: 

Ipsos Reid is Canada's market intelligence leader and the country's leading provider of public opinion research. With operations in eight cities, Ipsos Reid employs more than 600 research professionals and support staff in Canada. The company has the biggest network of telephone call centres in Canada, as well as the largest pre-recruited household and online panels. Ipsos Reid's Canadian marketing research and public affairs practices are staffed with seasoned research consultants with extensive industry-specific backgrounds, offering the premier suite of research vehicles in Canada—all of which provide clients with actionable and relevant information. Ipsos Reid is an Ipsos company, a leading global survey-based market research group. To learn more, visit www.ipsos.ca

SOURCE DAS Canada

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For further information: Jeffrey Kless, For DAS Canada, 416-342-5404, jkless@das.ca