Ethical Duties Concerning Self-Represented Litigants

Location: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC, 1211 SW 5th Ave, Ste 1900 and Online Participation

$30 for MBA members | $50 non-members
Note: One hour of Ethics OSB MCLE credit will be applied for.

What duties does a lawyer have when there is a self-represented party on the other side of a case? Sometimes the person is cooperative, sometimes not. The challenges presented by a self-represented party can sometimes be frustrating and even infuriating. How do you ethically approach a case with a self-represented party and still advocate zealously for your client? How do you properly confer with a pro se litigant and how might you best utilize alternative dispute resolution? Is there anything you can do to ease the case along? Our experienced speakers will assist us with learning how to work with self-represented parties. Our speakers are Nellie Q. Barnard, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, the Honorable Christopher Ramras and the Honorable Jamie Troy, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judges. Judge Troy will address issues that arise in family law.

For more information: Contact Jon Strauhull, Multnomah County Attorney's Office, at 503.988.3138. For registration questions, contact the MBA at

There is a limited amount of space for in-person attendance. There is also an option to attend virtually.

Date & Time
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 12:00pm-1:00pm
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