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Épisode 3 : S’en sortir seul

septembre 20, 2017 | By |

Sylvia Green est une enseignante à la retraite qui s’occupe seule d’un cas de succession depuis 2011. Elle a trouvé que naviguer seul dans un système complexe était incroyablement difficile et intimidant. Lorsqu’elle a découvert les Services juridiques pro bono de l’Ontario (PBO), un organisme de services juridiques basé sur le bénévolat, elle a trouvé des conseils et en fin de compte, la confiance nécessaire pour se représenter devant les tribunaux. Elle partage son parcours avec nous.

David Milosevic, a volunteer lawyer for over nine years at PBO, explains how far a little bit of professional help goes with self-represented litigants (also known as self-reps). Although some legal professionals see the growing phenomenon of self-represented litigants as a nuisance to the justice system, David disagrees. He argues instead for a cultural shift where courts find ways to better accommodate people who are representing themselves.

We also talk to Brian Houghton, Litigations Projects Manager at PBO, Jennifer Leitch, Research Fellow at the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice and Julie Macfarlane, Director, National Self-Represented Litigants Project, who provide an overview of how the self-rep experience is changing the legal system in Ontario.

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