Introducing the National Database of Professionals Assisting SRLs!

Today the National Self-Represented Litigants Project is launching a project five months in the making – the National Database of Professionals Assisting SRLs. Every day self-represented litigants contact us looking for affordable legal assistance. As you are aware, studies show that full representation by a lawyer is unaffordable for not just the very poor, but for ordinary middle-income Canadians. This growing National Database contains the names of dozens of lawyers (as well as paralegals, and other professionals offering therapeutic support and [...]


PBSC Coaching Projects take off

Law students at Windsor, the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall are getting some press these days for helping self-represented litigants (SRLs) in family court through two innovative “coaching” projects  


Self-Represented Litigants’ Response to “the Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigants”

SLAW – In my 28 August 2015 post, “The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-represented Litigants,” I reproduced a document intended to sketch out, like the name suggests, the reasonable expectations that litigants without counsel should have as they make their way through the legal system, and their concurrent obligation to attempt to acquire a reasonable understanding of legal processes. This caught the eye of Julie Macfarlane, professor at the University of Windsor and director of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project, who arranged for the document to be [...]


Julie interviewed by Australian Radio

Julie was interviewed last week in Hobart, Tasmania, by national Australian public radio (ABC) radio host Ryk Goddard. They has a lively interchange. Unfortunately, the original link has expired but we are working on obtaining a copy of the interview for posting here.

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