Professor Julie Macfarlane and her team at the National Self-represented Litigants Project have produced a terrific resource for the public. It is a plain language document that provides a practical and easy-to-use guide to settlement.
Mediators should take a look and consider referring clients to this helpful resource – whether they are represented or not. There is an excellent section on mediation including detailed tips about how to prepare for mediation.
Lawyers should consider how they could use this guide to support their clients.
Thanks so much to Professor Macfarlane for her prolific contribution to improving access to justice in Canada.