Listen to the audio recordings below. https://representingyourselfcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Gayton-story-1.mp3 https://representingyourselfcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Gayton-story-2.mp3
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 [...]
Julie was a featured contributor for Now Toronto Magazine’s Reasonable Doubt column. Read why access to justice is every Canadian’s issue. https://nowtoronto.com/news/reasonable-doubt-better-access-to-justice-self-representation/?platform=hootsuite
The Law Times http://paper.li/lawtimes?edition_id=769af870-93a6-11e5-9333-0cc47a0d15fd
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 http://www.probonostudents.ca/news-announcements/pbsc-coaching-projects-take-off
Self-Represented Litigants’ Response to “the Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigants”NSRLP
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 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.
Law Times – Are You Experiencing Legal Abuse Syndrome?
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. For the last several years the National Self Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has been studying Self Represented Litigants (SRLs) in Canada to determine why the number of SRLs continues to climb year after year. http://www.2civility.org/the-facts-about-self-represented-litigants/
Julie Macfarlane of the University of Windsor says that more than half the people heading into a family court in Canada today are doing so without a lawyer. In most cases, that’s because these individuals cannot afford those services…. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/make-affordable-legal-representation-an-election-issue-prof-says-1.3182770
Listen to Sue being interviewed by Gregg Fenten of Mediation Station https://representingyourselfcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/mediation-station-show-march-2-2014-more-on-self-representeds-in-the-justice-system-sue-rice-fee-2.mp3