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“I’m Not a Lawyer, Your Honour”: Tips for Dealing with the Self-Represented Litigant

Authors: Andrew P. Morrison of Shields Harney and Alastair Wade, with the
assistance of Kurt Wedel, of Gourlay Spencer Wade LLP, all of Vancouver, BC

In this paper written for the recent CLEBC course: Secrets of Chambers, Andrew P. Morrison suggests strategies and considerations for counsel dealing with self-represented litigants. This paper is designed to address issues that arise during chambers applications, but many of the strategies will also apply to other aspects of the proceedings.

Click here to view a pdf version of the paper.

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