The Federation of Associations of French Speaking Jurists of Common Law Inc. (hereinafter called FAJEFCL) is the grouping of regional, provincial or territorial associations of French-speaking jurists committed to promoting and defending the language rights of Francophone and Acadian communities, in particular by promoting access to justice in French everywhere in Canada.
The Federation accomplishes its mission by:
- facilitating consultation and partnership;
- acting as national and international spokesperson for its members;
- providing support services to members
- promoting the grouping of French-speaking jurists in all of Canada’s common law jurisdictions.
The values of the Federation:
The Federation of Associations of French Speaking Jurists of Common Law Inc. promotes a rewarding approach:
- the substantive equality of Canada’s two official language communities both in fact and in law;
- the vitality of Canada’s Francophone and Acadian communities.
The goals of the Federation:
- Encourage the establishment of solid case law in favor of the development and vitality of the Francophone and Acadian communities;
- Inform and educate members of the Francophone and Acadian communities of their language rights and the importance of access to justice in French;
- Raise awareness of the entire Canadian population, in consultation with its members, on the importance of language rights and access to justice in French;
- Ensure a permanent and official link with the federal government, and with other governments where the Federation does not yet have members, on all questions relating to the promotion and defense of linguistic rights, in particular accessibility to justice, as well as establishing relations with any person or body likely to act in the fields falling within the competence of the Federation;
- Offer services and programs that meet the needs of its members to enable them to promote access to justice in French;
- Support the development of common law in French across Canada;
- In consultation with its members, conduct files of national scope;
- Act at national and international level as interlocutor and spokesperson for its members, in consultation with its members.