Asked in Court Procedure, Lawyers
Can a friend help you in a court of law if you cannot afford a lawyer?
In New Zealand, yes. If you represent yourself in court, you are called a self litigant and are bound by normal Court Procedures and regulations. The current law in New Zealand allows you to either represent yourself in court or appoint a nominated individual (lawyer, counsel). To do this, however, you must download an application form to be a self litigant from the New Zealand Ministry of Justice website. Added: (in the US) Possibly - it depends on what you mean by "help." You may...
Do you need a law degree to represent another person besides yourself in criminal court?
You'll need more than a law degree to represent someone else in court. You need a license to practice law. ...
Asked in Lawyers
Who do plantiff lawyers represent in court hearings?
"Plaintiff's represent the person who initiated the law suit. You can represent yourself in a court proceeding but that will not make you a lawyer. When a corporation is involved in a lawsuit, meaning they have decided to take someone to court, they are the plaintiff. In a divorce hearing, the spouse that asked for the divorce and acquired the paper work is the Plaintiff." ...
Can you represent yourself without an adult at the age of 17 in the Georgia court system?
VERY doubtful - you are not legally an adult. MAYBE in a traffic court hearing, but certainly not in any more serious type of offense. ...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues
How does a person who was intoxicated at the time prove that he or she did not know the nature of their actions?
Believe me, this is not the first time this defense has been thought of or utilized in court. You should probably retain a good attorney to represent you. This is not a defense in which you want to try to represent yourself. ...
Asked in Criminal Law
Should you represent yourself on a simple assault charge in NJ?
This is a decision only YOU can make. However, there is an old saying - "The man who represents himself in court has a fool for a client." ...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Criminal Law
Can you petition a court to suppress evidence without a lawyer?
Not a good idea. You wouldn't have a good grasp of the arguments that could be applied and the prior case law that could be called upon. And the court might not allow you to represent yourself in this situation. ...
Asked in Example Sentences, Autobiography
What is self-representation?
Self-representation is when a defendant decides to represent them-self in a court trial or hearing instead of having a lawyer represent them. This means that you are speaking for yourself. And that you should be fully aware of the disadvantage of self-representing before deciding to do so. ...
Do you need a law degree to represent a person in the U.S. Tax Court?
No, you do not need a law degree to represent a person, other than yourself, in the U.S. Tax Court. However, both attorneys and non-attorneys must pass an exam administered by the Tax Court. To give you some idea about the difficulty of the exam, please read The Tax Court Exam, by Jay Starkman, on the Tax Court website: http://www.starkman.com/taxcourt/taxcourt.html If you elect to represent yourself, it is called pro se. Pro se representation includes filing a petition and going before the judge...
If you're in CA and your husband filed for divorce in NY do you have to go to NY for the divorce or can you hire an attorney to represent you or represent yourself if you can't afford an attorney?
You can hire an attorney or represent yourself but will eventually need to go to NY to finalize the divorce. Search the web for NY Court Divorce Forms. Just make sure if you've been served with papers already that you ANSWER in the time alotted! Good Luck. ...
Asked in Custody, Children and the Law, Child Support
Is a family member allowed to represent you in court for child custody?
No. Only the Respondent has a right to represent himself in the Family Court. A family member can only give a petition in the court for adjournment in case of sickness. ...
Asked in Civil Process
Can someone else represent you in a civil suit?
An attorney, licensed in the jurisdiction where the case is pending, may represent you in a civil matter, or you may represent yourself. A third-party who is not a licensed attorney in that jurisdiction generally may not. However, some courts do allow "pro hac vice" admissions, which permit, upon application to the court, an out of state attorney to represent a person in the subject case. For the most part, corporations must be represented by licensed attorneys. An exception to this rule sometimes...
Asked in Texas Law
How do you plead innocent on a underage possession of alcohol charge?
Contact the municipal or justice of the peace court where you are supposed to appear. Most will require you to appear in person to enter a not guilty plea. You cannot have a court appointed attorney for a class C misdemeanor, so you can either hire one or represent yourself. There are some defenses to minor in possession, and I would suggest you read up on Chapter 106 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code if you plan to represent yourself. ...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues
The probate lawyer already began to distribute the estate- you are an heir and were not notified of the probate proceeding. What should you do?
You should make yourself known to the attorney and to the court immediately. You should make yourself known to the attorney and to the court immediately. You should make yourself known to the attorney and to the court immediately. You should make yourself known to the attorney and to the court immediately. ...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues
Can a Lawyer represent you in court if you are unable to attend its a shoplifting case for 110 dollars on your part and your friend is 425?
An attorney can represent you in court HOWEVER - YOU are the defendant and whether you are represented or not, you MUST attend and MUST be physically present in court. ...