Working with Self-Represented Litigants (Webinar Repeat) 

Feb. 22, 2022
Webinar Repeat Online

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Air Date: This is the archived version of a program presented on February 22, 2022.

Honourable Judge Jennifer G. Barrett, Provincial Court of BC
Richard Panton, Claims Counsel, Lawyers Indemnity Fund
Rupinder Gosal, Legal Counsel, Department of Justice Canada

Format: Webinar Recording
CPD Hours: 1.50 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.
Viewing of this recording will provide you with 1.50 hours of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.

Lawyers can sometimes face additional challenges when working with self-represented litigants (SRLs).  Whether an SRL misunderstands the law or makes unreasonable demands of opposing counsel or the court, lawyers need the tools to respond effectively and professionally.

In this recording, panelists discuss the ethical and professional responsibilities and expectations when working with SRLs. This session help aid in better understanding the SRL experience and how to deal with potential inappropriate behaviours while still contributing to a fair and respectful experience.

Watch this session, and you will understand:

  • Your ethical and professional responsibilities when it comes to dealing with SRLs
  • How to respond effectively to self-represented litigant’s (sometimes) inappropriate behaviour and unreasonable demands
  • How the judiciary communicates (and expects counsel to communicate) with self-represented litigants



About Honourable Judge Jennifer G. Barrett
Judge Barrett was appointed to the Provincial Court in 2016. Prior to her appointment, she gained over 27 years’ of legal experience in a solo or small firm in the areas of child protection and family law. She is trained in mediation, arbitration, collaborative family law, family violence and identification. She graduated from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law (Ontario).

About Richard Panton
Richard is Claims Counsel for the Lawyers Indemnity Fund. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2007. Richard applies his skills and experience to investigate, manage, defend, and resolve existing and potential claims in the areas of administrative law, civil litigation, commercial, construction, criminal, defamation, intellectual property, and personal injury/MVA matters.

About Rupinder Gosal
Rupinder is legal counsel for the BC Regional Office of the Department of Justice Canada. Rupinder obtained her BA in Political Science and International Relations at the University of British Columbia. She completed her LLB at the University of Birmingham (England) in 2013 and her NCA examinations in 2014. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2015. Rupinder articled at a firm that practiced solely in Worksafe BC and Canada Pension Plan Disability appeals. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Rupinder worked for Somers Poulin Hall practicing in child protection and family law.


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