Editorial Policy

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project has recently launched a Google Group to host comments and conversation on the topics discussed on this blog as well as a wide range of other topics concerning self-represented litigation.

In an effort to consolidate the discussion and the community around these issues, the comments section on this blog is closed and we encourage you to participate in the discussion on the Google Group.

If you are not yet a member of the Google Group, but you would like to join, please send an e-mail to representingyourself@gmail.com from your e-mail address associated with your google account (you can sign up for a google account or determine if you already have an account by referring to the top right hand corner of google.ca). You may also feel free to e-mail if you have any questions or concerns about how to use Google Groups.

We look forward to continuing this conversation with you.

3 thoughts on “Editorial Policy

  1. The ideas and suggested actions are great in theory. The odds are stacked against the SRL. Why would the majority of lawyers want to change the status quo? When a lawyer has an SRL as the opponent rather than another lawyer as the opponent the lawyer is likely thrilled for the following reasons: an easy win with a small amount of work done by the lawyer,his/her client is happy with the win, costs awarded against the loser(another win for the lawyer). Even the poorly prepared lawyer wins because the judge is so focused on the fact that an SRL has the audacity to present an opposing argument. Most lawyers are happy to put up with those “annoying” SRL’s – No matter how well prepared or “correct” the SRL is, the judge rarely rules in favor of the SRL .

  2. I agree. There is NO incentive for lawyers to uphold the color of the law. There is very little accountability. The lawyers are lining their pockets at the expense of real people in real crisis.
    The public needs to change the system, because the legal business is comfortable with the status quo. They were given the power and used it for their own unjust enrichment.

  3. Lawyers have and always will have one sole paramount objective that being to make as much money as they can with the least amount of effort in the shortest period of time Few if any have any semblance of an interest in work ethic. professional theory or practical legal application nor quest for justice..Most have little if any regard for professional reputation either from their peers or the public. I recently asked a middle of the road lawyer if he knew what the Golden Rule was? His reply was that he sure did his remark in reply rendered was ” HE WHO HAS THE GOLD WRITES THE RULES”
    Many times frantic individuals involved in family law issues cough up their meager life savings to satisfy the required retainer amount.to be told in very short order that the entire retainer amount has been exhausted completely. With out any forward movement at all to the issues that prompted them to seek the legal assistance of counsel. At that point they go into hock or alternatively through up their hands in desperation and become the victim of a system that is broken

    Mel Knight

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