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Should I be Represented by a Lawyer? A Short Video Presentation

Authored By: Council Of Magistrate Court Judges

Persons appearing in court without a lawyer are called pro se litigants. In an effort to make the Magistrate Court user-friendly, hearings are usually conducted in an informal manner and the judge may intervene to ensure that the merits of the case are fairly presented. So if you feel comfortable speaking in front of people and are able to communicate your ideas well, you may decide that it's in your best interests to represent yourself.

Last Review and Update: Apr 07, 2009