Think Twice Before Representing Yourself In Court

Most of us are familiar with the old saying, “He who represents himself in court has a fool for a client.” In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court stated that even an attorney, whose profession is representing clients in court, should not represent himself or herself.

And yet the trend toward self-representation has grown significantly in recent years. The ramifications have not yet been fully recognized.One can represent oneself in court without a lawyer. Once called pro se, unrepresented individuals are now known as self-represented litigants. Whatever name you give it, individuals going into a courtroom are required to know and follow court rules and the law. Self-represented litigants must …Read full article: 

Jessica Sterle

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