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Old 08-10-2018, 04:23 AM   #1
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Can my friend who is not a lawyer appear with me at small claims and do the talking and the presentation of my case for me?
I feel I will be too nervous to do a good job.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:06 PM   #2
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No. If you can't speak then you'll have to hire an attorney.

Only a licensed attorney can represent you.
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Can my friend who is not a lawyer appear with me at small claims and do the talking and the presentation of my case for me?
I feel I will be too nervous to do a good job.
Thank you.
Your friend can appear as a witness if he or she also knows the situation. He can do a lot of the talking as a witness.
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Your friend can appear as a witness if he or she also knows the situation.
"Knowing a situation" does not mean he is a witness.
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If the court find that you are unable to properly represent your case, the court will only allow a lawyer to represent you.
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If the court find that you are unable to properly represent your case, the court will only allow a lawyer to represent you.
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