National Database of Professionals Assisting Self-Represented Litigants

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project has created a National Database of Professionals – lawyers, paralegals, and others who offer services such as mental health counselling and dispute resolution coaching – to SRLs.

The purpose is twofold.

  • We hope to connect the professionals working to develop innovative and responsive services in this emerging new area.
  • We want to provide concrete information to SRLs looking for services that are relevant to their needs and affordable for them.

If you are a professional – lawyer, paralegal or other – providing services to SRLs, we would love to know more about you in order that we can add you to our database. Please take a few minutes to answer some questions.

If you are a SRL, go to our searchable database of professionals offering individualized assistance and services to the primarily self-represented, and search for one in your area or offering services remotely. Please note that NSRLP does not endorse or recommending specific service providers – our goal is to provide information. If you are interested in working with one of the professionals in our database, you should contact them and conduct your own “due diligence” (asking questions about services and fees, asking for testimonials, and so on).

If you are a lawyer considering offering unbundled services but you have questions, please consult our new NSRLP Resource, The Nuts and Bolts of Unbundling, which is presented in an easy-to-read question and answer format and includes many useful hyperlinks.

And take 5 minutes to watch leading judges from across Canada (with guest appearances from a NSRLP Special Correspondent, and a Professor of Legal Myths) encourage lawyers to offer unbundled services, and increase Access to Justice for all Canadians in this video. (See the cameo by the Honourable Michael MacDonald, Chief Justice of Nova Scotia.)

Find out more about the new database on the NSRLP website at http://representingyourselfcanada.com/database-form/