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 Sep 6th, 2019
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
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
Professor Julie Macfarlane's website with legal resources for the National Self-Represented Litigants project featured in today's The Star.
Read the article here.
— Published on Jan 18th, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Julie Macfarlane on winning a 2016 Clawbie for the National Self Represented Litigant Project blog in the new Change and Advocacy category. This is the second Clawbie for the NSRLP. They first won in 2015 in the Non Lawyer Audience category.
Click here for more on the Clawbie's.
— Published on Jan 3rd, 2017
Professor Julie Macfarlane was quoted in a November 9, 2016 Vancouver Sun article entitled, "Top Canadian judges urge lawyers to change billing habits, make services more affordable."
Read the full article here.
— Published on Nov 11th, 2016
Professor Julie Macfarlane
The final “Cases Without Counsel” research report was released last week, and was widely covered in US media.
— Published on Jun 13th, 2016