Self-Represented Litigants

Macfarlane Discusses Self-Reps and Competency with CBC

When Judy Gayton, an Alberta SRL suffering from a brain injury and deemed to be "without competency" to represent herself, was unable to find a pro bono lawyer to represent her, the Medicine Hat Provincial Court altered her competency designation and she was forced to go to trial without a lawyer or anyone to speak for her. Her case was dismissed yesterday.

Here Judy talks to CBC about her case.