Last blog added on Friday, October 19th, 2018

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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  • Judges and SRLs: Continuing the DialogueOctober 23, 2018

    Today Julie talks to Justice David Price of the Ontario Superior Court, where he sits as a family court judge, about two issues that regularly raise anxieties and challenges for self-represented litigants: how to reduce the chances of being ordered to pay the costs of the other side, and how to orga … Read more »

  • Still Outsiders? 18 Months Post-PinteaOctober 16, 2018

    Colin Feasby Ranjan Agarwal Today Julie and Dayna discuss what has been happening in Canadian courts following the Pintea decision, made 18 months ago by the Supreme Court of Canada, which set a new standard for how courts deal with self-represented litigants. Pintea instructed other courts to alway … Read more »

  • Striving For Truth And ReconciliationOctober 2, 2018

    Valarie Waboose Beverly Jacobs This week Julie has an illuminating conversation with Beverly Jacobs and Valarie Waboose about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: what real, earnest reconciliation with Indigenous communities should look like in practical terms, and what roadblocks still exist. B … Read more »

  • Crohn’s v Law SchoolSeptember 25, 2018

    This week Julie talks to Megan Campbell about coping with Crohn’s disease in law school. Megan is a 2nd year student at Windsor Law, and one of NSRLP’s wonderful research assistants; she happens to also be dealing with an often difficult-to-manage autoimmune disease. Julie and Megan discuss the comp … Read more »

  • A Scholar on DrugsSeptember 18, 2018

    On today’s show Julie talks to Bill Bogart, University Professor and Professor of Law, and regular media commentator and Huffington Post columnist, about his scholarship on the decriminalization of drugs. Bill’s most recent book, “Off the Street” (2017, Dundurn Press), considers how regulation, rath … Read more »