Can We Talk? NSRLP’s Communications Focus

“(W)e need to communicate much better with each one another about what really matters if we want to make the justice system and the legal profession better for everyone – and once we have had some practice, we need to talk with the public.” (https://representingyourselfcanada.com/2015/04/07/the-shut-up-culture-why-we-need-to-speak-openly-boldly-respectfully-to-one-other-about-what-really-matters/). NSRLP will be focusing on a theme of communication over the next three months. We believe that better communication – open, bold and respectful as above – is at the heart of our efforts [...]

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NSRLP Releases 2014 Annual Report

Sue Rice, Project Manager and Research Co-ordinator, has produced a review of our work during 2014 which shows the extent to which NSRLP has influenced the national conversation about self-representation. We were shocked to realize that we had done 80 media interviews since the SRL Study got underway in early 2012 (and 12 already so far this year). We are especially proud of the level of SRL participation via our conference Speakers Bank and requests for focus group and [...]

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Update from the US Study of Self-Represented Litigants

The IAALS ( the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System) Cases Without Counsel: Experiences of Self-Representation in U.S. Family Court Study in now underway in all selected jurisdictions. Cases Without Counsel is a qualitative empirical research study consisting of one-on-one interviews with self-represented litigants in divorce, separation, and child custody/support cases.  This study builds on the methodology and results of the National Self-Represented Litigants Study (2013) and the NSRLP team is serving as consultants to IAALS researchers. Four U.S. jurisdictions [...]

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