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  •  Actually, not true. (2+ / 0-)
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    gerrilea, fuzzyguy

    You can be your own council even if not admitted to the bar.

    I thought you could also have any other advisor you wished, but they could not argue in your place unless so qualified.

    But I admit I might be wrong....   8>)

    •  True, I can act as my own counsel (0+ / 0-)

      Yes, the law allows me to act as my own counsel.

      However, my right is that I may have an attorney defend me.  (Remember, for centuries before the constitution, individuals were brought before the king and were forced to defend themselves against any and all accusations, and pretty damn near 100% of those cases were decided against the defendant.  The founding fathers thought this was a raw deal, and thought that all accused persons should have a person defending them.)

      And for me to exercise my right, my atorney must first be registered in a variety of ways with the state.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 06:59:25 AM PST

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