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Should I Represent Myself in the Court

Should I Represent Myself in the Court

To be a good lawyer, you must be able to emotionally distance yourself from the case. Yes, you care for your clients, but you also are able to see both sides, appreciate a fair settlement offer, and understand the weaknesses in your clients’ cases. The reason even lawyers shouldn’t represent themselves in court is because they cannot truly see both sides of the case. They cannot understand the weaknesses of their own cases and because of this, they will be unable to prepare to deal with them and respond appropriately to the arguments the other side will offer. They also frequently are too biased to properly negotiate, if a settlement of some kind is possible. I cannot tell you how many people insist they have slam dunk cases. They cannot understand, there is no such thing. They simply cannot appreciate the problems in their cases. They also cannot seem to … Read More