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Old 01-22-2014, 07:20 PM
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MSMom - I sometimes thing self-represented people can have an advantage. If you don't understand what a judge has ordered you can simply say "your honour I don't understand...." "I thought if I requested xxx and filed form xxx that I could expect resolution to this issue" "I don't know why you are not addressing this issue." I saw my ex do this MANY times during the period he was self-represented and the judge, in my opinion, was pretty much obligated to give him an answer. On the other hand a lawyer wouldn't dare make the same statement/question as they are expected to fully understand the Rules of Court.

This is simply my perception though and others will hopefully chime in with their personal experiences.

I think if you continue on your present course, with full documentation of your situation, you will succeed in the end. You may just have to remind the judge from time to time that you are, indeed, self-represented. I believe the judges are pretty much obligated to treat you fairly as our current legal system is supposed to be accessible to all, not just those who have lawyers.

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Old 01-22-2014, 07:28 PM
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I think the self-repped person is becoming much more common and I think we're not well trained enough to understand the opinions of judges in these conferences.

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You may be on to something there MSMom, with more and more litigants opting to self-rep due to the exorbitant costs of retaining a lawyer, maybe one day in the near future, people will 'invent' some sort of vigilante coop court lol!

"You pay this, she pays that, you have 10 days to take care of it - if you don't comply expect a horse head in your bed by the end of the month ... court dismissed" (Amish Justice or something to that effect)
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MSMom - I sometimes thing self-represented people can have an advantage. If you don't understand what a judge has ordered you can simply say "your honour I don't understand...." "I thought if I requested xxx and filed form xxx that I could expect resolution to this issue" "I don't know why you are not addressing this issue." I saw my ex do this MANY times during the period he was self-represented and the judge, in my opinion, was pretty much obligated to give him an answer. On the other hand a lawyer wouldn't dare make the same statement/question as they are expected to fully understand the Rules of Court.

This is simply my perception though and others will hopefully chime in with their personal experiences.

I think if you continue on your present course, with full documentation of your situation, you will succeed in the end. You may just have to remind the judge from time to time that you are, indeed, self-represented. I believe the judges are pretty much obligated to treat you fairly as our current legal system is supposed to be accessible to all, not just those who have lawyers.
Oh, the judge was okay all in all really.

I understood the orders that were made, it was the whole reason why that was completely lost on me.

Lawyers get to pick up on the individual judges, etc. and as a self-rep person I just don't have that insight on the individual that's making these decisions. I don't know their "standard" phrases, etc.

And, we don't know which judge we have until we're at the courthouse, so it's hard to figure out ahead of time.
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Judging by how unprepared some lawyers are, I'm sure that a self-rep would do no worse? I mean who knows the details of your own case better than yourself?
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I hear you. I am going to see what happens at next lawyer meeting and build my self confidence.
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