Going to court without a lawyer is more common than you might imagine. There is a definite trend in the U.S. for more people to fight without lawyers.
An American Bar Association study is reported to show nearly 1/2 of all pro se people believe lawyers care more about their own self-interest than their client's rights.
If you go by calls and emails Jurisdictionary® receives, there's good reason for this! Lawyers who bail at the last minute. Lawyers who don't really know what they're doing. And, worst of all, lawyers afraid to pull judges' chains and demand justice, instead of currying favor with the bench.
An estimated 60% of pro se people say they can't afford a lawyer, and 20% of pro se people say they simply don't want to spend the money.
About half of all legal actions in the U.S. involve at least one pro se party. That's a lot of good folks who need more case-winning lawsuit know-how ... since none of us were taught anything at all about justice in public school.
- Most pro se people don't know the rules.
- Most pro se people don't know how to prevent the lawyer on the other side from playing tricks with the rules.
Pro se people who know what I explain so simply in the official Jurisdictionary® step-by-step 24-hour course are winning and even getting compliments from judges and even opposing lawyers ... because they do it right!