The Kansas City Star today had an article about the perils of self-representation. The article can be found here:
I thought this would be a good time to offer my thoughts on this. Whether you are dealing with a civil, bankruptcy, or criminal case, representing yourself is never a good idea. From working in the courts and in the legal profession for 15 years, I can tell you with certainty that this should never be done. Why? Let me count the ways.