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Reimagining Justice

Sep 28, 2020

Reimagining Justice covers issues at the intersection of innovation, law and social justice. You’ll enjoy it if you’re someone who hopes to make a positive improvement to people’s experience of the law through new ways of thinking and doing.

Self-represented litigants… do you love them or loath them? Well either way they are a fact of life and this episode will give you some ideas about how to best respond to self rep litigants no matter which side of the fence you’re on.

This is episode no. 43 and I speak with Katherine Alteneder, Consulting Senior Strategic Advisor with the Self-Represented Litigation Network.

This episode covers:

  • how the network most effectively facilitates people from diverse backgrounds,
  • how the network measures the value of its work,
  • exactly what self-help is and why it’s considered a core service of the court,
  • her idea for a community council to hold courts accountable,
  • Katherine’s definition of legal innovation, and
  • the importance of judicial education about self-representation.

If there’s one thing you won’t want to miss it will be Katherine’s tips on what to do when you find yourself opposing a self-represented litigant and practical ways of assisting emotionally charged clients so you can get on with the legal work.

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