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Courthouse massages raise awareness of stress faced by self-represented litigants

Down the hall from the row of courtrooms where parents fight for custody of their children appeared an unusual oasis of calm Friday.

Students from the Canadian College of Health Science and Technology assembled in a meeting room on the fifth floor of Ontario court to offer free massages. 661 more words


Why Access to Justice Matters

If you took a poll of people on the street and asked them if access to justice was important, the overwhelming majority would probably say yes. 1,356 more words


Self-represented Litigants

At the Working with Self-represented Litigants Program hosted by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, Professor Noel Semple discussed the rise of self-represented litigants. 194 more words


The Self-Represented Litigants Challenge

By By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

From the The National Self-Represented Litigants Project:  Law Libraries Accept the SRL Challenge.

Libraries & Librarians

Summer's end musings

As my summer work break comes to an end, and I deliver yet another of my daughters to their home for the new term, I both savour the relaxation of the moment and look forward to an exciting fall of full-time private practice for the first time in 17 years!   390 more words

Access To Justice

Shifting the Culture of Rationing

As Justice Karakatsanis observed in the opening paragraph of her reasons (for the unanimous Supreme Court) in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7, 1 S.C.R. 1,247 more words

The Justice System

Duty Counsel Un-Plugged: How We Need to Evolve Public Legal Services to Respond to the SRL Phenomenon

In the course of the National SRL Study, I interviewed around a dozen duty counsel in courthouses across Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

I loved conducting these interviews. 1,202 more words


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This is my life in the last couple of weeks, and going forward... who knows how long? Have you experienced this problem? Comment to tell me about it. Any survival tips would be great, too.