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  • How the Kavanaugh Hearing is an Access to Justice TravestyOctober 3, 2018

    At the beginning of this season, I wrote a blog arguing for the importance of framing the A2J debate as a narrative about power – who has it, who doesn’t, and what the consequences are. I could not have imagined that within a month we would be witnessing one of the most remarkable examples of power … Read more »

  • Crazy, Uncontrolled, Bad: How Serena Williams was PunishedSeptember 10, 2018

    The world was riveted by the conflict that descended on the US Women’s Tennis Final on Saturday night. Subsequent days have produced an outpouring of argument over the behaviour of Serena Williams, who was competing for the coveted title against Naomi Osaka. Williams lost after a series of code viol … Read more »

  • Inequality and Discrimination in the Justice SystemSeptember 6, 2018

    Of the most important life lessons I have learned in the last 35 years, many have been about recognizing inequality and powerlessness. Growing up in a rural island community that presented as 100% white, Christian, and heterosexual, I was unaware of anyone from a different religious or ethnic group, … Read more »

  • NSRLP’s Stubborn Hope for ChangeAugust 8, 2018

    As we approach our annual summer office closure (August 9-27), it’s always a good time to reflect on  what we’ve been up to, and what lies ahead. NSRLP now has a higher level of service and productivity on behalf of SRLs and those who work with them than ever before. But … despite our growth, and th … Read more »

  • Punishing and Deterring SRLs Using Costs Awards: A Failed Strategy?July 26, 2018

    In early 2012, I had just begun the research that would later be published in May 2013 as the National SRL Study, and was the impetus for the ongoing work of the NSRLP. I was still a neophyte about the self-representation phenomenon. I had visited the study field sites in BC, Ontario, and Alberta, a … Read more »