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pro se

There is an old expression ” A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” There is a lot of truth to that proverb.

The legal process is a complicated one and thus representing yourself can be rife with problems. In most cases someone representing himself appearing in the courts fighting professional lawyers who have spent years in college learning the complicated processes and rules governing the legal system.

Professional lawyers usually have years of experience arguing their cases in court, filing the various motions and objections and using the intricate tools of the trade when representing their clients.

Professional lawyers also have the advantages of resources generally not available to those trying to avoid the expense of hiring a professional lawyer to represent themselves.

It is true that the internet does supply resources to come to the aid of the lay person and in some cases, judges may help even the odds, but these resources can only go so far.

The more complicated the case, the more risk will be incurred by anyone representing himself.

The costs of failure can be both drastic and life altering.

Going the route of pro se is one decision that should not be taken lightly and should be done so after a lot of thought and a thorough understanding what the cost will be if this action does not succeed.

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