Monday, March 15, 2021

Report on Impact of Supreme Court of Canada Pintea v Johns Decision About Self-Represented Litigants

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has published a new report entitled Pintea v Johns: An Updated Commentary.

The Supreme Court of Canada decision Pintea v. Johns, 2017 SCC 23 recognized the many difficulties experienced by those with less knowledge and experience of the legal system. 

It also exhorting courts to apply the Canadian Judicial Council's Statement of Principles on Self-Represented Litigants and Accused Persons to ensure that self-represented litigants can meaningfully participate in court processes. 

In the report, Anjanee Naidu and Julie Macfarlane track the trends in decisions citing Pintea to see how it has been followed in Canadian courts.

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