Can a lawyer effectively represent himself in court?

Can a lawyer effectively represent himself in court? by @JLE_JD

Answer by Jennifer Ellis:

I think it is hard to effectively represent yourself in court. One of the issues is that lawyers need to be able to be objective, and it is hard to be objective about your own situation. Of course, there is also the issue of whether you know the area of practice. Just because you are a lawyer does not mean that you know the area well enough to handle representation.

I could see defending myself from a simple traffic ticket. I don’t know about handling anything major.

Can a lawyer effectively represent himself in court?

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