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.