April 23, 2024 12:05-1:00 pm


This is an online event. 



Bo Donegan 
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association 


Handling Cases with Pro Se Parties

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
12:05 - 1:00 pm

Presented by:
U.S. District Court Judge Charlotte Sweeney
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Maritza Braswell
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Billy-George Hertzke, SGR, LLC

1 hour ethics applied for

Cases involving pro se parties are often challenging. Courts must hold unrepresented parties to the same standard as attorneys. But because courts prefer the resolution of cases on their merits, attorneys and judges must also be flexible. Defense lawyers must balance their duty to zealously represent their client with their duty of fairness to the opposing party and the ethical rules regarding dealing with unrepresented parties.  

Judge Sweeney and Magistrate Judge Braswell will discuss the rules, best practices, and expectations of the court when litigating against a pro se plaintiff.

Billy-George Hertzke will moderate a discussion with Judge Sweeney and Judge Braswell that will teach you what you should and should not do, both from an ethical and practical standpoint, when the plaintiff is acting pro se.

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