The outcomes of almost all cases are often uncertain. This means that hiring a lawyer doesn’t necessarily mean that your lawsuit will be successful. However, despite this, many people proceed to hire lawyers – to their detriment.
Now imagine a lawsuit where you have paid thousands of dollars in legal fees to some attorney, and the lawsuit proceeds to be ruled against you. What does this mean? You may be liable for damages, injunctions, and other additional costs.
However, you can avoid all the hassle by taking advantage of pro-se litigation. Pro-se litigation envisions self litigation, where you take charge of your lawsuit in court. In other words, Prose litigation allows you to navigate through the legal process without the help of an attorney.
Here is a brief elucidation of what pro-se litigation entails and how you can benefit maximally from it.
What is Pro-se litigation?
Put simply, pro-se litigation is a legal process coined around the Latin word “Pro se,” which means ” on one’s own behalf.” Therefore, pro-se litigation is a legal process where litigants or other parties in a lawsuit represent themselves in a court of law without the assistance of a lawyer.
The law in relation to Pro-se litigation
Pro-se litigation is not an alien process. It is recognized under statute 28 U.S.C § 1654– which provides for the right to appear pro se in a civil case.
Therefore, apart from the limitations provided, anyone is eligible to appear in court to represent themselves without the help of an attorney.
What are the Benefits of Pro-se litigation?
The aim of representing yourself in a court of law means that you have control over your case. Also, there are other multiple benefits to pro-se litigation, which include:
Reduced litigation cost: The fact that you don’t have an attorney means that you save on the attorney fees.
Ability to utilize other legal techniques and procedures: Attorneys work within a specific framework that doesn’t allow them to use some fundamental techniques applicable to your case. However, with pro-se litigation, you will be able to benefit maximally from legal procedures that favor your case. This primarily arises from joining a membership association.
How can you Benefit from a Membership Association?
Membership associations envision leveraging the rights of their members. Put briefly, a membership association such as ProAdvocate Group can help you avoid all the unnecessary hassles in your Pro-se litigation. They achieve this by allowing you to utilize tools -legal techniques and procedures- that will help you win your case.
Such tools include:
- Challenging the validity of a judge based on judicial misconduct
- Filing a counterclaim against the plaintiff in your case
- Filing motions for default judgments-if found favorable for your case
- Determining whether the opposing party has legal standing
These, among others, are some of the techniques which a membership association will use to ensure you have a favorable outcome.
Understanding your rights and the potential tools you have is one step to a successful lawsuit. Additionally, joining a membership association gives you an upper hand towards achieving a successful outcome.
That said, you can ensure you reduce your legal costs while increasing the probability of success by joining ProAdvocate Group. Here we will draft all the necessary documents, conduct legal research, and other appeals on your behalf. All you are left to do is sign the required documents and mail them.
Contact us today to learn more about Pro-se litigation and how we can help.