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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


System Alienation & the Capitol Riot

As we watched scenes of violence, vandalism, and rioting at the US Capitol on January 6th, there was an acute sense of loss of control, not only across the United States but throughout much of the world. This was a brazen upending of the norms of respect and acceptance of institutional authority that lie, both symbolically and practically, at the heart of democracies around the world. The United States likes to call itself “the greatest democracy” but it is just one of many. Each is less than pe...
Tags: Europe, Law, Bbc, Canada, United States, North America, Donald Trump, Capitol, Supreme Court of Canada, US Capitol, Justice Issues, NSRLP, Capitol Riot, Bev Jacobs, Patricia Ewick, Susan Silbey


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. NSRLP 2. Erin Cowling 3. First Reference 4. Condo Adviser 5. Double Aspect NSRLP The License Appeal Tribunal is Unfair to Self-Represented Litigants You’ve finally saved enough and...
Tags: Law, Canada, Normandy, Ontario, Federal Court, Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Sewell, AMEE, Monday’s Mix, La Rose, NSRLP, License Appeal Tribunal, Erin Cowling, Tarion, Tarion Warranty Corporation Tarion


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. NSRLP 2. Canadian Appeals Monitor 3. Vancouver Immigration Law Blog 4. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 5. IP Osgoode NSRLP What’s happening out west? NSRLP West checks in f...
Tags: Law, Senate, Canada, Duffy, Prince Edward Island, Mike Duffy, University of Windsor, Monday’s Mix, Julie Macfarlane, Thompson Rivers University, Ipic, Canada Senate, Court Of Appeal For Ontario, CIPO, Andrew Pilliar, NSRLP


The Two-Fold Dilemma of the Self-Represented Litigant: COVID-19 and Navigating the Court System

[This post was a collaboration written by Anna Sallah and Julie Macfarlane.] COVID-19 has driven up anxieties and everyday challenges for everyone, but for the self-represented litigant, it has raised new and especially difficult issues. Being a self-represented litigant on a normal day is no small feat: it involves tackling issues ranging from searching for and identifying legal resources, to applying arcane and complex rules and procedures, all while navigating unfamiliar territory. Moving fro...
Tags: Law, Court, Canada, Rob, Nova Scotia, Alberta, Supreme Court of Canada, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Justice Issues, Julie Macfarlane, Alberta Court of Queen 's Bench, Deborah Smith, Rob Harvie, Pintea, NSRLP, Rules of Court


Quarantine Diaries: Law Students Reflect on Their New Reality

[This post was a collaboration written by Julie Macfarlane, along with NSRLP research assistants Katie Pfaff, Negin Shahraki and Arathi Arit.] How are students in law school coping with the impact of the lockdown on their studies, their lives, and their feelings of well-being and optimism? I asked our NSRLP research assistants for their thoughts and reflections on what it was like to finish out last semester – and anticipate beginning next semester – in a virtual learning space. Below, three 1Ls...
Tags: Law, Julie, Windsor Essex, Justice Issues, Julie Macfarlane, NSRLP, COVID, Katie Pfaff Negin Shahraki, Arathi Arit, Katie Pfaff, Negin Shahraki


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. The Factum 2. David Whelan 3. Condo Adviser 4. Le Blogue du CRL 5. NSRLP The Factum Legal Services Society becomes Legal Aid BC If you’ve been to our website lately or followed us ...
Tags: Law, Canada, Chris, Ontario, Judicial Council, Christie Blatchford, Monday’s Mix, Legal Services Society, CRL, David Whelan, Le Blogue, NSRLP, Ludmer, Factum Legal Services Society, Chris Budgell


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. NSRLP 2. Double Aspect 3. Canadian Legal History Blog 4. Robeside Assistancet 5. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada NSRLP Questioning the Role of the Canadian Judicial Council...
Tags: Law, Canada, Smith, Federal Court, Daly, Chris Moore, Judicial Council, Sean Fine, Dore, Monday’s Mix, Christopher Moore, Paul Daly, Vavilov, NSRLP, CCLA, Robeside Assistancet


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Vancouver Immigration Law Blog 2. Legal Post Blog 3. Paw & Order 4. NSRLP 5. The Factum Vancouver Immigration Law Blog Quoted in Ritesh Matlani’s Medium piece: “The pandemic and im...
Tags: Law, Canada, Manitoba, Peter, Richard Susskind, Camille, Kendra, Monday’s Mix, Brock University, Ravi Jain, Brittany Campbell, Howard Levitt, NSRLP, Tiger King, Ritesh Matlani, Steven Meurrens Julianna Daley


What Does COVID-19 Tell Us About Our Response to the Access to Justice Crisis?

As I am writing this, everything else has been knocked out of the news and our consciousness by the emergence of COVID-19 as a pandemic. As we struggle to cope with COVID-19 we are facing hard questions – sometimes choices – as members of our own communities, as Canadians, and as world citizens. How well does our existing infrastructure – health care, labour rights, social services – mitigate some of the impact of the virus? Did our civic governments take enough notice of the earlier warning si...
Tags: Justice, Law, Canada, Justice Issues, NSRLP, COVID, Silbey Ewick


The Value of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project

I recently announced my intention (podcast URL) to step aside as the Director of the NSRLP at the end of 2020. The primary reason is my health (I have cancer). I intend to spend the next year fundraising, to ensure the longevity and stability of the NSRLP as a permanent not-for-profit organization. This blog reflects our thinking about the core work of the NSRLP as we embark on an effort to secure its future – Julie Macfarlane Why does there need to be a permanent national organization interacti...
Tags: Google, Law, US, Canada, North America, Justice Issues, Julie Macfarlane, SRL, NSRLP, National Action Committee, US Self Represented Litigation Network


“Outsiders” and “Insiders” Can Change the Justice System Together

In the last five years, the engagement, skill and experience of individuals representing themselves in the justice system has changed in a number of very important ways. NSRLP has a number of data points to reinforce this observation, including the and the which noted: “Last year we were struck by the growing sophistication and nuance of the tips offered by SRLs to others who face similar circumstances. In 2017, we continue to see very detailed advice offered to other SRLs. Respondents offer...
Tags: Law, Williams, British Columbia, Ontario, Jeff, Julie, Jim Williams, Justice Issues, NSRLP, Justice Williams


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Labour Pains 2. SOQUIJ | Le Blogue 3. Timely Disclosure 4. NSRLP 5. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog Labour Pains Arbitrator Orders Nurse Who Was Caught Stealing Narcotics to be R...
Tags: Law, Canada, Tsa, Monday’s Mix, SOQUIJ, SRL, University of Alberta Faculty, Labour Pains, NSRLP, Canada Business Corporations Act CBCA, University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog Labour, Ontario Human Right Code, Regional Municipality of Waterloo Sunnyside Home, Ontario Nurses, ON LA, Timely Disclosure Power


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Canadian Appeals Monitor 2. Timely Disclosure 3. NSRLP 4. Official Clio Blog 5. McElroy Law Blog Canadian Appeals Monitor Tracing the Limits of Auditors’ Liability Post-Livent: the Ontario...
Tags: Mac, Law, US, Canada, Court of appeal, Serena Williams, British Columbia, Lavender, Deloitte Touche, Supreme Court of Canada, Ontario Court of Appeal, Livent Inc, Livent, TRC, Monday’s Mix, BCSC


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Official Clio Blog 2. National Magazine 3. Le Blogue du CRL 4. Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog 5. NSRLP Official Clio Blog The 4 Stages of an Effective Client Intake Process The intake pro...
Tags: Law, Canada, MMA, Bureau, Calgary Alberta, Julie, Competition Bureau, Monday’s Mix, CRL, National Magazine, BMJ Journals, Le Blogue, NSRLP, Dayna Cornwall Dayna Cornwall


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 2. Michael Spratt 3. NSRLP 2. Van Dyke Injury Law Blog 5. ABlawg.ca Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada Equal Pay for Equal Work Now in Force On...
Tags: Law, Canada, Bill, Ontario, Jody Wilson Raybould, Monday’s Mix, Bill Blair, NSRLP, Michael Spratt, Michael Spratt Liberal, Marco Mendicino


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Legal Sourcery 2. Administrative Law Matters 3. NSRLP 4. Slater Vecchio Connected  5. Labour Pains Legal Sourcery Updated Child Support Guidelines Tables The federal government has recentl...
Tags: Justice, Law, Canada, Saskatchewan, Supreme Court of Canada, Monday’s Mix, Slater Vecchio Connected, Canada Gazette, NSRLP, Labour Pains Scissors Beat Paper


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Canadian Securities Law 2. Slater Vecchio Connected 3. NSRLP 4. First Reference 5. Clicklaw Blog Canadian Securities Law Canada Welcomes T+2 Settlement Effective September 5, 2017, the sta...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Canada, ICBC, Monday’s Mix, Slater Vecchio Connected, NSRLP, Glimhagen, GWR Resources Inc


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Labour Pains 2. NSRLP 3. Meurrens on Immigration 4. Family Health Law Blog  5. Eloise Gratton Labour Pains Beware the Innocuous Termination Provision It is often said that, “a magician nev...
Tags: Law, Canada, British Columbia, Monday’s Mix, Meurrens, Éloïse Gratton, Labour Pains, NSRLP, Eloise Gratton Labour Pains Beware, Port of Entry The Canada Border Services Agency, Your Say Health Canada, Droit des Technologies