News from National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project works to promote dialogue and collaboration among all those affected by the self-represented litigant phenomenon, both justice system professionals and litigants themselves. NSRLP is committed to information and resource-sharing on the SRL phenomenon among all interested and affected parties.

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National Database of Professionals Assisting Self-Represented Litigants

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project is launching the National Database of Professionals Assisting SRLs to help SRLs looking for affordable legal assistance.

Posted:
November 10, 2016

September 8, 2016 NSRLP Newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project newsletter include relationships between SRLs and opposing counsel, and SRL and A2J Workshop.

Posted:
September 08, 2016

Updates, news, and happenings from the National Self-Represented Litigants Project, July 18, 2016

Topics in this issue include Canadian SRL study results confirmed by U.S. research, upcoming Fall publications, and the Ontario Family Legal Services Review.

Posted:
July 18, 2016

Casual Sexism and Access to Justice – Facing Our Discomfort

In this blog post, Julie Macfarlane links “casual sexism” to access to justice arguing that acknowledging sexism  iscritical in order for us to be able to raise these issues, and to have better conversations.

Posted:
June 08, 2016

Updates, news, and happenings from the National Self-Represented Litigants Project, May 19, 2016

Topics in this issue include NSRLP's Updated Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography, New Self-Help Book Geared Towards SRLs, and New On-Line Resources for Family SRLs.

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May 19, 2016

Canadian Data on Case Outcomes: SRL vs. Represented Parties

If your chances of success are automatically lowered if you represent yourself, what does this mean within a system where most litigants can no longer afford to pay for full representation?

Posted:
April 26, 2016

Updates, news and happenings from the National Self-Represented Litigants Project, March 24, 2016

Topics in this NSRLP update include 2nd Annual "Bring a SRL to Law School Day," The Team at Calgary LInC, Launching NSRL's latest Guide: The McKenzie Friend, and Advice about Using Mediation.

Posted:
March 24, 2016

Updates, news, and happenings in the world of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project, January 21, 2016

Topics in this NSRLP update include national database of "Professionals Assisting SRLs", new service model for SRLs, and the rise of online courts.

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January 21, 2016

December 31: 'The New Litigants' - A Documentary for CBC's The National

The CBC will air a 19-minute documentary on the topic of self-represented litigants on The National December 31.  

Posted:
December 18, 2015

Updates, news, and happenings in the world of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project, October 22, 2015

Topics in this NSRLP update include "Self-Rep Navigators", new resource for Self-Represented Litigants, and small steps significant for Access to Justice and in particular to SRLs.

Posted:
October 22, 2015

April 16: National Self-Represented Litigants Project Call for SRL Volunteers

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2014

Where: At the University or Jarvis courthouses in Toronto

Contacts: Julie Macfarlane Julie.Macfarlane@uwindsor.ca or Sue Rice suerice@live.ca

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project is looking for anyone presently representing themselves in either a family or a civil case in Toronto to volunteer for a day.

Posted:
April 10, 2014

National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)

University of Windsor law professor Julie MacFarlane has just published a report called "The National Self-Represented Litigants Project: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Self-Represented Litigants."

Posted:
October 28, 2013