Introducing the “Self-Rep Navigators”

Introducing the “Self-Rep Navigators”

A Toronto-based lawyers group has launched the “Self-Rep Navigators” to direct legal services towards self-represented litigants. Described as “a hub for connecting self-represented litigants to supportive lawyers and high quality resources both online and offline”, Self-Rep Navigators is spearheaded by long-time NSRLP volunteer Heather Hui-Litwin and trial lawyer Michael Hassell.

The Self-Rep Navigators aim to publicize the availability of unbundled and fixed-fee services for those unable to afford or uninterested in full representation, but who want assistance with their legal matter. Self-Rep Navigators have established a website at www.limitedscoperetainers.ca and list lawyers who will take clients on a limited scope retainer/ at fixed fees for civil and criminal matters, and those offering the same types of services to family clients. One of the family lawyers is Joel Miller, whose website www.thefamilylawcoach.com is featured in “Small Steps towards Big Goals” below, along with other important news about movement towards offering more unbundled legal services.

Michael Hassell comments: “There are many different needs out there, and there is something compelling about self-reps getting only the advice they need. Just this week, I worked with one client headed to trial on their own who finds it empowering to self-represent, and another client who wants me behind the scenes for the negotiation of a trial issue.”

Heather (hh@litigation-help.com) and Michael (mhassell@trialcounsel.ca) would like to hear from any other lawyers interested in being a part of this group, which we shall soon be linking directly to the NSRLP site.

 

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  • Professor Emeritus Ferrel Christensen Reply

    Do you have associates in Alberta, notably Edmonton, whose contact information you could send?

    October 22, 2015 at 2:59 pm
    • Heather Hui-Litwin Reply

      Hello Prof. Christensen,
      Thank you so much for your interest! Unfortunately, the Self-Rep Navigators is currently open only to lawyers and paralegals in Ontario.
      Best regards, Heather

      October 26, 2015 at 6:12 pm
  • Nic Reply

    This initiative is indeed welcome.. Four years ago we spent countless hours looking for this kind of assistance as SRL’s at no avail. Thank you to all who have been instrumental in seeing this ” light at the end of the tunnel ” rise .

    October 22, 2015 at 4:21 pm
    • Heather Hui-Litwin Reply

      Dear Nic, Thank you for your support! I searched all over for unbundled services a few years ago myself with no success. Now that I am a lawyer, I decided to do something about it! -Heather

      October 26, 2015 at 6:16 pm
      • Nic Reply

        we are grateful to ” your doing something about it !!”

        October 26, 2015 at 6:42 pm
  • sandra olson Reply

    I would appreciate someone contacting me in this matter of srlp. I have tried repeatedly to obtain the dna testing file done in my legal matter in 1994 at Vancouver general hospital. last year I hired a lawyer to send in the form for entire file release. the hospital is now claiming to have no record of my having attended their facility. it appears I will have to take the request for the release of the file to the courts. this time, it would be nice if they listened. I am in Chilliwack bc. if you can help, or know someone who will. please let me know.

    October 22, 2015 at 11:38 pm
  • shmatala, Esq. Reply

    Reblogged this on Writ of Rags and commented:
    Some great innovative work! #a2j

    October 26, 2015 at 12:48 pm
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    October 28, 2015 at 3:50 pm
  • sandra olson Reply

    there is a post a ablaw that deals with, when judgements go from wrong to wrongful. an excellent reference for us self represented on how to assess when we are actually being judicially abused. we know it of course, but this is an open acknowledgement of what it is.

    November 4, 2015 at 5:43 am
  • sandra olson Reply

    there is a post on ablaw that deals with, when judgements go from wrong to wrongful. an excellent reference for us self represented on how to assess when we are actually being judicially abused. we know it of course, but this is an open acknowledgement of what it is.

    November 4, 2015 at 5:45 am

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