Monthly Archives: January 2014

Dr Julie MacFarlane

Fire in the hole: Why every lawyer needs to care about access to justice

By Dr. Julie MacFarlane This piece originally appeared on Dr Julie MacFarlane’s blog on Dec.8, 2013 In the last 12 weeks I have made many presentations about the results of the National Self-Represented Litigants (SRL) Study to audiences of lawyers and justice system professionals, as well as to other public (“non-lawyer”) audiences. In some instances, […]

Brantford’s new Indigenous Persons Court: a community effort that meets a local challenge

Pictured above left to right:  Brant County Crown Attorney Robert Kindon, Justice Kevin Sherwood, Six Nations community elder Jan Longboat and Justice Gethin Edward, holding a wampum belt, symbolizing the desire to care for all who enter the Brantford Indigenous Persons Court.  By Robert Blake When the possibility of opening an Indigenous Persons Court* in […]