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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Appearing Alone

The Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont believes that an attorney isn't always necessary. We've discussed it on our YouTube page, here on our blog, and on our show Understanding the Law. There are a lot of things that individuals can accomplish without an attorney. However, there are specific times that a person definitely needs an attorney.

If you make the choice to appear in a court of law without an attorney, you are pro se. Plaintiffs or defendants who appear pro se are still required to know and obey the rules of the court. There are some things that a judge may let slide because a judge knows that the person appearing is not a licensed attorney. However, judges expect litigants to obey in and outside of the courtroom.  Monday we will discuss a case about a pro se defendant who found himself held in contempt of court.

Remember that if you choose to appear alone that you are taking your legal rights in your own hands. The Internet is full of misleading information. Make sure that the information you plan to present is on point.

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