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B.C. posters explain support person guidelines for self-represented litigants

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 12:54 PM | By Carolyn Gruske


The provincial court of British Columbia has a new flyer and poster campaign, designed to reach out to self-represented litigants (SRLs).

The graphical communication devices explain simply and easily that people going to court without a lawyer can still take a support person with them, and they detail how that person can help. The posters and flyers are the court's way of promoting the Support Person Guidelines that were adopted this past spring.

Crystal Law, a law student studying at the University of Windsor, volunteered to create the graphics. Her design goals for the project were to use plain language and to condense the guidelines so they could fit onto a two-sided page that could be printed and displayed or handed out.

The posters will be displayed where SRLs are likely to see them. As well, the court is encouraging people to download them and hand them out.