Representing yourself in court is a daunting task. This issue of LawNow offers some suggestions for success.
Volume 41-1 Sept/Oct 2016
Table of Contents
Self-Represented Litigants have Mountains to Climb!
Owen Le Blanc
Self-Represented litigants present a host of challenges to some of the core assumptions of our legal system.
Your Self-Representation Road Map: Five Steps to Success
Representing yourself can be hard work. Here is some practical advice about how to get through it.
Hurdles for Self-Represented Litigants in Small Claims Court
Small Claims Court seems ideal for claimants to represent themselves, but there are still rules and procedures to follow.
Being Self-Represented can be Taxing!
Owen Le Blanc
Canadians can represent themselves in Tax Court and some help is available.
Representing Yourself at the Alberta Appeals Commission for Worker’s Compensation
There is help available for self-represented injured workers to guide them through the appeals process.
The Law of Costs and the Cost of Law
Peter Bowal and John Rollet
Even if you choose to represent yourself in court, you should be aware of some of the expenses involved.
Journalists Feel the Chill in a Changing Media World
Libel chill in today’s media can mean that important and controversial stories may not be told.
Freedom of Expression, Publication Bans and the Media
Publication bans balance freedom of expression and freedom of the press against the public’s right to know about judicial proceedings.
Kent v. Postmedia: The Largest Individual Defamation Award Given in Alberta
Defamation cases rarely go to trial in Alberta and even more rarely is the Plaintiff granted substantial damages. Arthur Kent changed that.
Bieber and Beachclub: What is Defamation in the Social Media Era?
In pop culture and the law, social media is everywhere. A careless tweet can amount to defamation.
Obtaining Evidence in High Conflict Parenting Disputes – Part 1: Lawyers for Children
Human Rights Law
Gender Equality in Canadian Politics
Debtor and Creditor Law
Divorce and Bankruptcy Law in Canada
Landlord and Tenant Law
Having Problems with another Tenant?
Peter Bowal and Lora Walsh
Legal Remedies at the Human Rights Commission
Prevention and Relief of Poverty
No Warrant to Swab Your Genitals? No Problem!
Peter Bowal and Mark Kelndorfer
Whatever happened to…. R. v Oakes?
Law and Literature
The Extraordinary Criminal at the Heart of The Man Without Qualities