Monday, September 02, 2013

"Freemen Movement" being targeted

Last September (2012) Alberta Associate Chief Justice John Rooke delivered a very controversial decision concerning "Self Represented Litigants" (or SRL's) aimed primarily at a group known as Freeman.   It was a scathing criticism of these individuals who the courts feel are mostly there to cause problems and hold up legitimate court proceeding with self-declared legal mumbo-jumbo.

The written judgment (Meads vs Meads) has remained the most searched decision in the online legal database Canlii since release - and continues to be heavily reviewed internationally.

However there has been concern within the SRL community for Family Law that it will lead to unnecessary harassment and abuse  for LEGITIMATE cases.

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