Access to Justice All-Star: Heather Hui-LitwinNSRLP
Heather Hui-Litwin volunteers as a duty counsel with Law Help Ontario, offering assistance to civil litigants in the Toronto courts. Heather’s personal experience as a self-represented litigant in a civil lawsuit means that she has a unique understanding of and empathy for the needs of SRLs. In the last six months as well as volunteering with PBLO assisting SRLs, Heather has acted a legal coach (on a pro bono limited scope retainer) in a unique legal coaching experiment piloted by NSRLP. The family SRL with whom Heather worked said of her: “I felt I had someone watching my back who really cared about how I was doing.” Heather’s insight and empathy into the challenges facing SRLs, and the enormous number of hours she has contributed to assisting and learning more about the needs of SRLs, make her an easy choice for our first Access to Justice All –Star. Heather was called to the Bar in 2012 and when she is not giving her time pro bono is working on building a practice that focuses on providing litigation coaching (what Heather describes as “affordable legal support”) for self-represented litigants (www.litigation-help.com).