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Civ Pro - Pro Se litigants essay (Lawyers)
Terms in this set (13)
Who notes (and when) that there are now more litigants seeking to represent themselves?
Kos J for AMINZ conference in 2016
Who made comments (and when) re specific stats on number of litigants in person in different courts in NZ?
Winkelmann J in her 2014 Ethel Benjamin address.
How may pro se litigants sought leave for the SC in 2014?
How many pro se litigants on active files in the CA in 2014?
How many pro se litigants cases in the Auckland HC in 2014?
40% of JR cases and 30% of appeals.
3 points for lawyer essay
1. Interaction with LiP;
2. Court Process;
3. Interactions with own client.
Points for interaction with LiP point>
2. McKenzie Friends;
3. Vexatious litigants;
4. Do not take lightly.
Zorza on communication with LiP?
They are more likely to be mentally and emotionally charged and to use emotional and inflammatory language.
What approach does the UK Law Society for Lawyers 2015 suggest should be taken towards LiP?
'Professional, courteous and co-operative'
Who recommends that lawyers prepare the same as they would if the other side was represented?
UK Law Society and the ABA.
Case for court procedure and what it says?
Oko v Rogers - Judge should be afforded "considerable latitude" when conducting trial.
Quote for bias + author
Zorza - "whether a Judge is neutral or not is a very different question from whether a Judge is engaged or not."
Rules in L&CA relating to client
Rule 5: 5.1=trust and confidence between lawyers and clients and 5.2= solely act in interest of client (so long as doesn't conflict with duty to the court).
Rule 2 - duty to uphold the rule of law and administration of justice.