||Preface; PART I: INTRODUCTION AND STRUCTURE OF CANADIAN COURTS; 1. Introduction: Law, Politics, and Courts; 2. Structure of Canadian Courts; 3. Judicial Process and Alternative Dispute Resolution; PART II: ACTORS IN THE PROCESS; 4. Judicial Decision-Making; 5. Judicial Selection; 6. Judicial Independence and Accountability; 7. Actors in the Process: Interest Groups; 8. Actors in the Process: Governments in Court; PART III: PROCESSES, DECISION-MAKING, AND POLICY; 9. Criminal Justice: Policy and Process; 10. Civil Justice in Canada: Private Disputes, Public Consequences; 11. Courts, Policy-Making, and Judicial Impact; References; Index.