McKenzie Friend: A McKenzie friend assists a self represented person in a court of law. This person does not need to be legally qualified. The crucial point is that self-represented person are entitled to have assistance, lay or professional, unless there are exceptional circumstances. This is a legal process that was developed in England in a case in 1970. To learn more about it in Canada download this guide that was prepared by The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)
Probably one of the most difficult things in life to do is to represent yourself, especially when you are completely invested in the case.
Financially, physically, and most all emotionally!
Probably one of the most easiest ways to win, or lose a case is when one loses their cool!
It is always the goal of the other side (employer or even the WCB) to get you to lose your cool. This will cause you to lose focus on the case, miss important facts, steps, or procedures.
This is why people who have money and are smart never, ever represent themselves. Why, because they know they need someone to always keep a clear head to remain emotionless.
What do you do when you cant afford a lawyer/paralegal,
or the free services can't represent you?
You are then forced to represent yourself!
That is why I have setup this page, and this entire website,
which is to guide you through the process.
So you don't make the mistakes I have made and end up with success!