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.More information
The National Self-Represented Litigants Project's Julie MacFarlane writes about the Bonkalo Report and urges readers to sign the petition supporting its recommendations.
The National Self-Represented Litigants Project is launching the National Database of Professionals Assisting SRLs to help SRLs looking for affordable legal assistance.
Topics in this issue of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project newsletter include relationships between SRLs and opposing counsel, and SRL and A2J Workshop.
Topics in this issue include Canadian SRL study results confirmed by U.S. research, upcoming Fall publications, and the Ontario Family Legal Services Review.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The CBC will air a 19-minute documentary on the topic of self-represented litigants on The National December 31.
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.
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2014
Where: At the University or Jarvis courthouses in Toronto
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.
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."