Self-Represented Litigant Issues in CMV Cases
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019
12 PM PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
In the last decade, self-representation has increased exponentially. Self-represented litigants now appear on court dockets in almost every case possible including commercial motor vehicle matters. Self-represented litigants pose a special problem for the judge presiding over the matter because self-represented litigants are not keenly aware of hearing procedures and commercial drivers licensing rules.
After attending this webcast, participants will be able to:
- Recognize ethical issues that can arise in the disposition of CDL/CMV traffic violations with Self-Represented Litigants;
- Access and utilize available sources of ethical guidance; and
- Apply canons of judicial conduct, codes of professional conduct, and other sources to avoid or resolve ethical issues with self-represented litigants in CDL/CMV traffic cases.
This webcast is presented through generous funding from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in collaboration with The National Judicial College (NJC).” This webcast is one of a series of four national webcasts. Please consider registering for the other three webcasts (Paths and Pitfalls to Handling Commercial Motor Vehicle Cases in Our Courts; What Judges Must Know About CMV Crash Reconstruction; and Identifying Masked Offenses).