Jan 19, 2015

Counsel must be careful not to 'bulldoze' self-reps

Speaking to her own extensive experience acting against self-reps, Shecter says she hasn’t witnessed the alienation outlined in the letter, whose authors say they’re tired of being seen as annoying obstacles unworthy of compassion and understanding.

I wonder if some of the disrespect felt by the authors of the letter comes from the court applying legal principles and engaging in processes that self-represented litigants don’t understand, says Shecter, partner at Basman Smith LLP.

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