June 1, 2015
Paralegal Rights of Appearance at Arbitration
There are tremendous opportunities for paralegals in arbitration.
Rule 3.02(12) of the Paralegal Rules of Conduct states that paralegals “shall consider the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) when appropriate, inform the client of ADR options, and, if so instructed, take steps to pursue those options”.
Paralegal regulation is fairly new. Arbitration is growing in popularity. The regulation of paralegals in arbitration is an emerging issue.
Hassell Arbitration predicts that paralegal involvement in arbitration will play a significant role in access to justice. It will make legal representation more affordable, take pressure off an overburdened Court system and enable parties to swiftly resolve their disputes on their own terms.
For a detailed discussion of paralegal involvement in arbitration, please see the article linked below:
Please note the article is legal information, not legal advice. Hassell Arbitration invites and welcomes any and all feedback on this issue.