Sunday, June 24, 2012

Has the Preception of pro se Litigation Improved

Art H.I have to agree with Greg Bobbs. As long as a lay person has done their homework and doesn't go at it unprepared, they should expect to be treated fairly. However, Judges don't have time to baby sit lay people who have no desire to learn and apply the rules of procedure and local rules of the court. They can't help a lay person win their case prejudicing the opposing side....that's just not fair.

However, lay people should always be aware that when they are not represented by an attorney, opposing attorneys can play tricks and some may be involved in ex parte communications with the judge. Assume that most judges and attorneys play by the rules. Judges should always be fair and neutral. Attorneys work for their clients and they're in it to win it. They will high a much higher degree of confidence against a lay person....but a lay person who appears to know what they're doing will reduce that level of confidence. The best defense is a good offense....and jurisdictionary provides an excellent resource for getting a lay person up to speed in a short period of time. 
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