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Is the Pintea Decision Ensuring SRLs Are Given Appropriate Judicial Guidance and Support?

Self-represented litigants (SRLs) make up a significant percentage of litigants appearing before the court in civil and family cases. In the NSRLP’s 2013 report data provided by provincial ministries of justice indicated that at least 40% of individuals who appeared in provincial family court and at least 30% of litigants in civil court are self-represented. These statistics are staggering, and it is no secret that SRLs face unique challenges within the court systems across Canada. Although it i...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Canada, Board, Supreme Court of Canada, CJC, Justice Issues, SRL, Pintea, Assessment Review Board, NSRLP, Lauwers, Judicial Council CJC, Pintea Since, Ontario Assessment Review Board

Judges Need Ethics Rules, Not Just Ethical Guidance

Canada is extremely fortunate to be served by a highly competent and responsible judiciary. But judges, like all of us, experience ethical challenges as they fulfill their vitally important social functions. However, many Canadian judges are not subject to a binding code of conduct that can shepherd their behaviour. Instead, they are only offered advice to assist them in navigating ethical issues. We suggest that this should change. There are currently over 1000 federally appointed judges in Can...
Tags: England, Law, Wales, Nigeria, Canada, Quebec, Legal Ethics, Devlin, Patrick Smith, CJC, United States South Africa, Duplessis, Roncarelli, Judicial Council CJC, CALE ACEJ, Theodore Matlow