CLE-TV: A Bit of Counsel—Providing Legal Services to the Self-Represented

Product Type: Course

This course has no current sessions.

DescriptionMore Detail


Last Kick at the Can 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 
Thursday, December 14, 2017
10:45 am - 12:15 pm 

(Original course: Tuesday, April 19, 2016)

Who should attend: Lawyers who provide, or would like to provide partial services to clients

Learning level: Fundamental

The number of self-represented people is increasing. National studies have shown that the majority represent themselves because of the high cost of legal representation. High costs are also fueling the demand for discrete legal services. Often referred to as “unbundled” or “limited scope retainer” services, this work, when done effectively, provides an opportunity to increase your client base and increase access to justice. You will hear from lawyers who have offered discrete services to clients. Their experiences and insights can help you begin to develop your own approach to providing limited services in a way that meets your ethical and practice obligations.

At this course, you will learn about...

  • compelling reasons for assisting the self-represented
  • what kinds of people are self-represented?
  • what kinds of legal services are being provided?
  • how to manage the relationship
  • what to include in your retainer agreement
  • the most common complaints to the Law Society and how to avoid them

You may also be interested in CLE-TV: Resolving Disputes with the Self-Represented

This program is based on a CLE-TV course originally broadcast on April 19, 2016.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours:
 1.5 hours(1.5 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management).

Planning Committee
Dr. Julie Macfarlane — Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law, University of Windsor, Ontario
Erin Shaw — Barrister & Solicitor, Victoria

Denice Barrie — Waymark Law, Nanaimo
Kari D. Boyle — Project Manager, Mediate BC's "Family Unbundled Legal Services Project", Vancouver
Gurprit Copland — Manager, Intake and Early Resolution, Law Society of BC, Vancouver
Aesha Faux — Barrister & Solicitor, Victoria
Dr. Julie Macfarlane — Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law, University of Windsor, Ontario
Erin Shaw — Barrister & Solicitor, Victoria

Pricing  Last Kick at the Can Rebroadcast
Rebroadcast $149
Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.

Webinar Archive: This course will be added to the Webinar Archive. See below to subscribe.

Unable to attend without financial support? Learn about our Bursary Program and Easy Pay Plan.

Can't make the course/webinar? Subscribe to:
1. Online Course Materials* — an on-demand archive of CLEBC papers since 2001
2. Webinar Archive* — an on-demand, online video repository of most past CLEBC courses

*Annual subscription rate based on firm size.

CLEBC Program Lawyer
Meredith Woods

Add to Cart