Thompson Rivers University

What Lawyers Should be Telling Their Clients

Shannon Salter, chair of the BC Civil Resolution Tribunal presents What Lawyers Should be Telling Their Clients, and the Incoming Future of Online Dispute Resolution in British Columbia.

This will be a multimedia presentation, with the focus on what lawyers should be telling their clients about the process, especially when a cost-effective alternative to traditional representation may be available for claims that do not justify the retention of legal counsel.

The talk is presented by the Kamloops Bar Association and TRU Faculty of Law.

The CRT is the first online tribunal in Canada, and is a world-leader for the development of public online dispute resolution projects. The CRT has jurisdiction over small claims, strata property disputes, and beginning in April 2019, certain motor vehicle personal injury disputes. The CRT focuses on accessible, plain language, collaborative dispute resolution and makes binding, enforceable decisions when parties can’t agree.