For self-represented Ontarians, COVID-19 brings anxious legal questions.
As civil and family courts remained focused on dealing with “urgent matters” only, people without lawyers are struggling to figure out an evolving set of rules and procedures — and what urgent means.
— Published on Apr 30th, 2020
— Published on Jan 6th, 2020
In a recent Canadian Bar Association National Magazine article, Windsor Law Professor and National Self-Represented Litigants Project Director Julie Macfarlane disputes that Canadians don't care about legal aid. According to the article, Dr. Macfarlane says the real problem is a lack of stakeholder culture in the legal system.
— Published on Nov 19th, 2019
— Published on Sep 6th, 2019
Windsor Law kicked off the 50th anniversary year in January with a book launch and scholarship celebration. The Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario, and University of Windsor President, Dr. Alan Wildeman joined us to congratulate our faculty and celebrated authors: Pascale Chapdelaine, Sujith Xavier, Brian Manarin, William Bogart, Julie MacFarlane and Richard Moon.
For 50 years, our faculty has helped change the world we live in through cutting-edge legal research.
— Published on Jun 15th, 2018
Professor Julie Macfarlane discusses self-represented litigants with CTV's Your Morning.
— Published on Nov 30th, 2017
Windsor Law Professor and Director of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project, Julie Macfarlane, describes how self-represented defendants in criminal trials are just the tip of the iceberg in the access to justice (A2J) crisis.
— Published on Nov 2nd, 2017
Canadian Lawyer Magazine has recognized Windsor Law Professor, Julie Macfarlane, as one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2017.
The list, now in its eighth year, is assembled annually with help from the law community to recognize legal professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession in the last 18 months. Over 200 nominations were received for the 2017 list and nearly 10,000 people voted.
— Published on Aug 10th, 2017
Windsor Law Professor Julie Macfarlane is quoted in the New York Times article regarding Muslim divorce and the disputed practice of "instant divorce" that is now up for debate in India's Supreme Court.
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— Published on May 30th, 2017
The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) is headed to the Supreme Court of Canada this April. The NSRLP has been awarded Intervenor Status to offer advice and argument in Pintea v Johns, a case that will look at the types of assistance a judge both may, and should, give to a self-represented litigant. An Intervenor is a party who is not directly involved in a legal dispute, but who represents the rights of non-parties and speaks on an issue of the case that is not provided by either the defendant or plaintiff.
— Published on Mar 10th, 2017