Access to Justice and self-represented litigants
In 2013, Julie completed the first qualitative study of the experiences of self-represented litigants in family and civil courts in three Canadian provinces (funded by the provincial Law Foundations). Her study led to the establishment of the National Self-Represented Litigants Research Project (NSRLP) which Julie now directs.
NSRLP works to promote better understanding among justice system professionals of the reasons for self-representation and the collaborative development of practical solutions that respond to their needs.
- 2013 SRL Study
- A selection of Julie’s blogs on self-represented litigants & Access to Justice
- Braunte Petric’s short doc “Defender” about Julie’s work with self-represented litigants was a finalist in the TVO 2019 Short Doc competition
- A selection of Julie’s podcasts with self-represented litigants