Last blog added on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Information About Jumping Off The Ivory Tower

"Hosted by National Self-Represented Litigants Project Director Julie Macfarlane and Project Coordinator Dayna Cornwall, our social justice podcast showcases visionaries, social justice warriors, and legal system “disrupters”; we ask about their motivations, and how their experiences have changed them – for better or for worse."

Recent Posts

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  • Profound Implications

    Lawyer Tammy Law Lawyer Kate Kehoe Our episode this week deals with the most recent case that NSRLP has acted as intervenor for, at the Ontario Court of Appeal – Kawartha-Haliburton CAS v MW, Curve Lake First Nation and Office of the Children’s Lawyer; it dealt with the use of summary judgements aga … Read more »

  • Opening Our Eyes To Trans Rights

    Jayce Carver Today’s episode features a conversation with Jayce Carver, founder and Executive Director of Windsor-Essex Trans Support, the first ever transgender drop-in and resource centre in Canada. Since starting the organization in 2018, Jayce has become increasingly lauded and sought out as an … Read more »

  • Can BC Lead The Way On Paralegals?

    Nancy Merrill The scope of practice for paralegals, especially to help family litigants, has become a central issue in the debate over A2J in Canada. In this episode, Nancy Merrill, a family lawyer and mediator, and now the President of the BC Law Society, talks about her vision for expanding altern … Read more »

  • The Second Assault

    Cherlene Cheung Irina Rosca Hannah Kurchik This week’s episode includes conversations with three young women who have had upsetting and demoralizing experiences bringing complaints about sexual assault or harassment to police. Hannah Kurchik is a joint law/social work student at the University of Wi … Read more »

  • Is “Our Society Your Society”? with Malcolm Mercer

    Malcolm Mercer, LSO Treasurer This week’s conversation is with Malcolm Mercer, the Treasurer of the Ontario Law Society and the elected leader of the legal profession in the province. Julie draws Malcolm out on critical issues for the self-represented including: how should lawyers treat and work col … Read more »

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