Best Practices for Paralegals Dealing with Self-Represented Parties


Friday, October 20, 2023 (9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.)

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1 h 30 m Substantive
20 m Professionalism
10 m EDI Professionalism

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  • Christina De Palma
    De Palma & Associates Legal Services PC

Advocating for clients is often challenging and handling a case where there's a self-represented litigant on the other side can add further complexity to your work. Learn how to efficiently deal with a self-rep, to make your work easier and your efforts more cost-effective for your client. Our presenters help you understand how to productively interact with a self-represented litigant in writing, and they give you a step-by-step guide that demonstrates how they move a file towards resolution when the opposing party is self-represented.

  • Learn more about your ethical obligations with self-reps
  • Get tips on how to address potential pitfalls in defining your role 
  • Learn how to actively listen and communicate clearly with those less familiar with legal proceedings


  • Robert BarberPrevail Paralegal Services Professional Corporation
  • Reilly CservenyiDean Cservenyi LLP
  • Christina De PalmaDe Palma & Associates Legal Services PC
  • Lyndsay DuboisJ & N Paralegal Services
  • Michael RadanSenior Assessment AdvocateMunicipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

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