The National Self-Represented Litigants Project

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) builds on the National Self-Represented Litigants (SRL’s) Research Study conducted by Dr. Julie Macfarlane from 2011-2013. NSRLP is committed to collaboration to enhance the responsiveness of the Canadian justice system to SRL’s, and to continuing dialogue among the stakeholders who include SRL’s, lawyers, judges and court services staff. NSRLP is also acting as a clearinghouse for information and resources related to the SRL phenomenon.

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This primer is designed to help self-represented litigants (SRLs) navigate CanLII in order to prepare for the presentation of their cases - in court, in chambers, or as part of a negotiation or mediation. CanLII ...
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This resource provides a thorough and thoughtful guide for a self-represented litigant. It provides guidance and tips on how to prepare yourself mentally, physically and legally for your case in court and possible ...
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As a self-represented litigant, you may bring someone to sit with you at the front of a courtroom when you are appearing before a judge or master. You must ask the judge for permission for this person – often a friend ...
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This primer is designed to help you to be effective in settlement processes & to learn how to be "settlement smart", whether there is another self-represented litigant (SRL) on the other side of your case, or a legal ...
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This guide is for self-represented litigants (SRLs) who are also people with disabilities (PWDs). It provides information on disability accommodations and resources in the justice system. It includes a list of ...
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This guide helps self-represented litigants (SRLs) with reading case reports. It gives advice to SRLs on how to read and use case law in their legal research and is a companion to the Can Lll primer. It also includes a ...
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This guide outlines the steps that are required to order court transcripts in each province/territory. It is a compilation of information obtained from court websites, telephone & email conversations with court ...
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These materials were made to help people who are involuntarily hospitalized (certified) under BC’s Mental Health Act understand their rights. The materials are free for anyone to view, print, and distribute.
Also available in: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Farsi (Persian), French, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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This self-help resource provides information and instructions for creating an affidavit. It also contains an example affidavit.
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