September 20, 2010
Advocacy, Angel, Campaigning, Crime, Law, Litigant in person, McKenzie Angel, McKenzie Angels, Paulette Cooper, The Guardian, victims
McKenzie Friends are ‘amateur lawyers’ who help and support Litigants in Person.
When Maurice Kirk asked for support in the courtroom, blogger Angela suggested we need “guardian angels”.
Hence McKenzie Angels were created as labels for those helpful humans who come for moral and / or legal support.
A comment from Paulette Cooper:
A large angel with scales of justice in one hand stood behind a victim which has his head in his hands in despair comes to mind for a drawing. Angel’s other hand on his shoulder and a pile of court docs on a desk in front of him/her.
Maybe a better idea still would be if those McKenzie Angels could come to a consensus on how to tackle the most common problems in law, maybe even have those in some written ‘fact sheets’ ready to send to victims to do with the most common issues and that each new victim could be connected with their own McKenzie Angel who would be there to help them find a way through the mire.