Shannon Salter Joins A2J All-Stars!

Shannon Salter Joins A2J All-Stars!

Our newest Access to Justice All-Star is Shannon Salter, Chair of the British Columbia Civil Resolution Tribunal.

The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is a brand-new dispute resolution process that will allow users to resolve their legal problems online, and without legal representation. The CRT is launching with strata (condo) disputes, but will soon extend into small claims court.

Nominating Shannon as an A2J All-Star, Professor Noel Semple, NSRLP Advisory Board member and a leading A2J scholar himself, writes:

“The CRT is a major breakthrough that will not only make things much easier for self-reps in civil litigation but will also create a path forward for civil justice reform generally. I believe it has the potential to dramatically decrease monetary, temporal, and psychological costs of civil litigation for SRLs and represented parties as well.”

Shannon has been actively involved in providing pro bono legal advice and representation throughout her career. She is also a committed educator, who teaches as an adjunct professor at UBC Law. Salter speaks compellingly about legal education reform from the litigants’ point of view here, advocating for changes in legal processes.

Congratulations Shannon, we are proud to welcome you to our A2J All-Stars’ team and look forward to tracking the progress of the CRT!

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  • Derek Thompson

    Great Addition .

    September 8, 2016 at 4:18 pm
  • sandra olson

    good to see someone from british columbia actually concerned about access to justice issues. i would like to ask, julie’s research on the use of summary judgements and vexatious labels against the self represented is excellent. when may we look forward to seeing our judicial systems, all of them, reversing this practice and actually eliminating the instances in which the courts previously attacked the self represented in this way.. while her research makes it clear that this is happening, the judicial systems make no effort at stopping or reversing this behaviour. perhaps shannon might comment on this.

    September 9, 2016 at 9:13 pm

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