New D.C. Judicial Code To Assist Pro Se Litigants

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 9:24 PM EST) -- The District of Columbia Courts system has adopted a new code of judicial conduct emphasizing that judges should make legal proceedings clearer to individuals representing themselves in court as long as they don't offer them any unfair advantages, according to the rules released Friday.

The code, which replaces the existing rules in place since 1995, and is based on the American Bar Association’s 2007 model code of judicial conduct, states that judges should help them understand the proceedings and to obtain legal assistance, according to the...
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