NSRLP Advisory Board Meets in WindsorNSRLP
The NSRLP Advisory Board held their annual face-to-face meeting at Windsor Law on September 26th. We appreciate very much the effort our Board members made to come to Windsor, where we could have a deeper and more engaged discussion than in our usual conference call format.
The meeting reviewed the work of the NSRLP over the last year and asked some of the challenging questions we continue to face, including: How do we work towards effective dialogue that incudes SRLs as full stakeholders in justice system reform? Who speaks for SRLs? And how does NSRLP maintain its research focus at the same time as working to raise awareness of the SRL phenomenon and the challenges to access to justice for Canadians?
Julie also asked the Board to begin to think about the next 12 months of NSRLP’s operation and to develop a succession plan for when she moves on to other research projects. A small sub-group will examine some options in the coming months including how NSRLP is structured, its funding and location – presently within the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor – and how to engage the right leadership to enable NSRLP to continue to contribute to both raising the level of debate and developing resources and reforms that enhance access to justice for SRLs.