NSRLP in the Press

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 http://www.probonostudents.ca/news-announcements/pbsc-coaching-projects-take-off  

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 [...]

CBC Radio Windsor Morning – Make affordable legal representation an election issue, prof says

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