Delivering Legal and Dispute Resolution Services to Self-Represented Litigants: a New Challenge for the New Lawyer
The second edition of Julie Macfarlane’s “The New Lawyer” (upcoming summer 2017) integrates new data from her work with self-represented litigants (SRLs) who are now up to 80% of those coming to family court and up to 40% in civil courts across Canada. She poses a new challenge for the New Lawyer – how to design and deliver services that are truly accessible for systems users who cannot afford the traditional full representation model, and how to meaningfully prepare and engage SRLs in mediation and judicial settlement processes. Dr. Macfarlane gave this talk on Thursday, March 30th, 2017