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Self represented offered free legal advice through clinics in Newfoundland

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Donalee Moulton

Navigating the procedural requirements in appeal court can be difficult for lawyers. For self-represented litigants the degree of difficulty rises exponentially. The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal is hoping to make the process more understandable for self-represented litigants and in the process improve court efficiency and access to justice.

“We found self-represented litigants are very much at sea. We felt we had to do something,” Derek Green, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador said in an interview.

The appeal court hosted...