How To Handle A Pro Se Litigant

Law360, New York (September 29, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT) -- Defense attorneys should not discount their opponent simply because they are representing themselves: Facing off against a pro se plaintiff may mean automatically being dubbed the Goliath, hurting your chances with judges and juries. Legal experts, however, have some tips on avoiding the challenges involved in defending against pro se litigants.

The right of an individual to represent his or her own cause in a legal action as a propria persona, or pro per, plaintiff has long been recognized in the United States. But even with...
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