eLearning: Resolving Disputes with the Self-Represented

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About Self-Paced eLearning
Easily accessible in a one to two-hour program, Self-Paced eLearning provides video, quiz questions, and reference materials. The programs are available on demand for two weeks from your date of purchase. You work at your own pace, you control the video and question playback, you can stop part way through and your answers are saved. These programs provide CPD credit for working on your own, at your own pace.

This Self-Paced eLearning course is beneficial for: Litigators practising in areas where they are likely to encounter self-represented parties.

Learning level: Fundamental

When you work cooperatively with, and engage the self-represented person, you increase your chances of achieving a fair and just outcome. In this course, legal practitioners who have been effective in negotiating and settling disputes with the self-represented will explain to you their strategies, tips, and lessons for success. In addition, University of Windsor law professor Dr. Julie Macfarlane will speak about her research on self-represented parties. You will increase your ability to deal with the challenge of resolving disputes with the self-represented.

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • recognize the factors that lead to self-representation
  • determine what the recent decisions on self-represented parties tell us
  • evaluate how to balance your duty to the court and your duty to your client
  • avoid the most common Law Society of BC complaints in relation to self-represented parties

Join us and learn skills to solve issues with self-represented parties today!

You may also be interested in the Self-Paced eLearning program: A Bit of Counsel - Providing Legal Services to the Self-Represented

This program is based on a CLE-TV course originally broadcast on May 12, 2016.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1.5 hours which involves professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management.

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

2-week Subscription: $150 (includes reference materials)

CLEBC Program Lawyer*
Meredith Woods


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