A2J - Legal Coaches
Legal coaching as a practical approach to Canada’s Access to Justice Crisis. Julia welcomes Marcus Sixta and Jo-Anne Stark.
The vast majority of self-represented litigants cannot afford full representation in legal services – and yet most of them are continuing to search for assistance that is affordable to them. On the podcast, Jumping Off the Ivory Tower, National Self-Represented Litigants Project Founder, Dr. Julie Macfarlane speaks with Marcus Sixta about the need for innovation and development of legal services that are tailored to client needs.
“Coaching is more accessible financially,” says Marcus M. Sixta, a lawyer who offers legal coaching services in B.C. and Alberta through Coach my Case. “Without legal coaching, there are many people who would have no access to any legal information or services other than what they can scrounge up online through a Google search.”
Marcus Sixta sits down with John Paul Rodrigues on the Justice in Pieces podcast where they covered a wide range of topics from law school to access to justice, from what it’s like being a mediator to how the legal profession needs to evolve. Tune in for more!
The team at Coach My Case is proud to announce that our founder, Marcus M. Sixta has been named one of the top 25 most influential lawyers in Canada! This prestigious award from Canadian Lawyer acknowledges Marcus’ work to develop Coach My Case and create a new type of legal service that is improving access to justice in Canada. Way to go Marcus!
Coach My Case founder, Marcus Sixta, sits down with Law Times to talk about the need for alternatives to the traditional legal services model to assist people who are representing themselves in court.
Former SCC chief justice Beverley McLachlin calls the situation a 'crisis'
Justice advocates want the federal government to use the federal budget to invest new resources in the legal system — which is experiencing a rise in self-representation, adding to the court backlog created by the pandemic.
Help is now available for Albertans who have to go court for divorce and custody issues, but can't afford legal representation. Hear about this new and more affordable way to access legal services.
Putting the average cost of a two-day trial at $35,000, Marcus Sixta and Dr. Ian Holloway discuss how many Canadians simply can’t afford family court which is where Coach My Case can step in to help.
Guest: Marcus Sixta, Family Law expert, Founder of Coach My Case. Dr. Ian Holloway, Dean of Law at the University of Calgary.
Family lawyers Jo-Anne Stark and Marcus Sixta talk divorce, child custody, and steps to eliminate stress through family court proceedings.
(panel discussion at 37:24)
Changing the ways people can access justice in Canada is no easy feat. For two UCalgary Law alumni, new legal services are hoping to make the system a little friendlier.