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  • Guide for Lawyers Working with Indigenous Peoples

    The Guide is meant to act as a resource for lawyers to learn about historical and cultural elements that provide context for the professional relationship between an Indigenous person and their lawyer. It also provides tools to help lawyers represent Indigenous clients as effectively as possible, and a number of resources to encourage lawyers to...

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF
    Produced by:
    The Advocates’ Society
    Produced/Updated In:
    2018
  • The McKenzie Friend: Choosing and Presenting a Courtroom Companion

    As a self-represented litigant, you may bring someone to sit with you in the front of a courtroom to help you when you are appearing before a judge. This person is called a "McKenzie Friend" (MF). This guide looks at what a MF is, what they can do, how to choose a MF, professionals as MF, asking permission for a MF, and whether a MF can be...

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF
    Produced by:
    National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2016
  • CanLll Primer

    CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute) is a website that provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes, and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions. The CanLII Primer aims to help Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs) develop a basic understanding of how to operate CanLII in a straightforward and effective way.

    Available in:
    English, Français
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF, Website
    Produced by:
    National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2015
  • Working with SRLs: Ideas and Suggestions from the Bench

    This document was produced by judges from across Canada who hear Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs) on a regular basis in their courtrooms. They have compiled tips to help judges and SRLs be more effective when working together.

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF
    Produced by:
    National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2014