NSRLP Summer Team

NSRLP Summer Team

We’re very pleased to announce that our NSRLP team has grown, and this summer we have three wonderful new Research Assistants working alongside two veteran RAs on our burgeoning Case Law Database (CLD). The CLD project will track highly anticipated and sorely needed data about Canadian case law particularly relevant to the experience and treatment of SRLs across the country. The CLD team is tracking issues of: procedural fairness, judicial assistance, claims of vexatiousness, costs, and accommodation. The RAs identify, summarize, index and enter relevant cases into the database. Given the number of relevant cases, this is a huge undertaking, and we expect to be working on this for at least another 6-9 months.

With that in mind, we’ve put 5 of our RAs to work on the CLD for the summer, and they’re making excellent progress. The CLD team is led by veteran NSRLP Research Assistant Lidia Imbrogno (entering her final year at Windsor Law) whose problem-solving and organizational skills got this project off the ground, and set a solid foundation for ongoing work. Lidia is being assisted with the CLD by Margarita Dvorkina, who has been working with the NSRLP since January. Margarita – who was recently profiled in Detroit Legal News – is also working this summer on details for the upcoming SRL Awareness Day on October 4th. Rounding out our CLD summer team are three new wonderful RAs: Kylie Buker, Syed Rizvi, and Sandra Shushani. Welcome to the team Sandra, Syed and Kylie!

Our team also includes RA Becky Robinet, who is working with NSRLP Research Fellow Nikki Gershbain, providing research and organizational help with Nikki’s Legal Coaching Project. Last but certainly not least, RA Joanna Pawlowski (see her piece on the updated A2J Annotated Bibliography) will help Project Coordinator Dayna Cornwall manage NSRLP’s social media this summer, and respond to the many queries and comments the NSRLP receives.

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Comments (3)

  • allen

    We are missing one very important area of research. Why don’t I make that two?

    1. Claims of finding of fact: Too often judges find “Facts” that do not exist or ever happened or even claimed by any party

    2. Validity of orders given by the court: Too often the “judge” or “Officer” issuing orders have absolutely no authority to grant or issue such orders. For example case management justices dismissing cases in Alberta contrary to the rules of court or single judges sitting dismissing appeals at Court of appeal (very prevalent in Alberta) and chambers judges and masters acting like they are trial judges (masters dismiss cases and act outside of the jurisdiction allowed by the QB Act)

    I could go on and on you know

    June 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm
    • Judy Gayton

      Thank you for doing this work SLRP team! Have a great summer.

      Allen, not disagreeing, simply wondering what you are baseing #2 on. Interested in connecting with you.

      July 5, 2017 at 3:17 pm
  • Cynthia Freitag

    Good job ladies.

    June 18, 2017 at 12:15 am

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