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The party against whom the cause of action is being brought.

Question: To Lawyers: Is there a juristiction in the US where a plaintiff in Small Claims can have a surrogate speak? I'd like to know if there is any juristiction anywhere in the US where a plaintiff in a Small Claims action can appoint a surrogate - who is NOT an attorney - to speak on their behalf?

Answer: You can grant ANYONE a 'Power of Attorney'. That enables them to act on your behalf in ANY capacity that YOU can legally act. This is true EVERYWHERE in the US. The attorneys need to 'think outside the box' on occasion. Then again, that would ruin the 'legal monopoly' they have enacted into law.

 


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Murder trial set for Monday despite defendant's protests

Burlington Times News
GRAHAM ? On the eve of his trial in the 2012 shooting death of a 21-year-old Burlington woman, a defendant is arguing inadequate legal representation and has told the judge he won't participate in the trial. Antonio Keith Graves, 26, of 609 Everett St ...
 

Daily Mail

Dunkin' Donuts armed robber dares judge: 'give me the death sentence'
Daily Mail
 

JoBlo.com

Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Ashley Judd!
JoBlo.com
 

Road-rage beating preceded shooting, defendant testifies

Florida Today
Road-rage beating preceded shooting, defendant testifies. William Sherwood says he was beaten after a traffic mishap, which prompted him to shoot to kill. Loading? Post to Facebook. Road-rage beating preceded shooting, defendant testifies William ...
 

Judge Manglona orders competency examination for 'ice' defendant

Marianas Variety
DISTRICT Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona granted defense counsel's motion for a competency examination on ?ice? defendant Yu Hua Wang, 46, who complained of severe head pains. Judge Manglona's order on ...
 

Defendant in Atlanta cheating trial carried out on stretcher

Atlanta Journal Constitution
A defendant in the Atlanta Public Schools test cheating trial was carried from the courtroom on a stretcher Thursday morning. A Fulton County deputy called for paramedics at 10:20 a.m. to attend to the defendant, Tamara Cotman, temporarily halting jury ...
 

SFGate

Leland Yee co-defendant trying to shift blame, prosecutors say
SFGate
 

Defendant charged in Highland Park murder still without attorney

Lake County News Sun
Another defendant in the case, Benjamin Schenk, 20, of Highwood, also appeared in court in a separate pretrial hearing Thursday. His attorney, James Bertucci, said he has not had the opportunity to completely review a psychological report ordered for ...
 

Decaturish.com

Bond hearing delayed for defendant in cyclist case
Decaturish.com
 

US court asked to reschedule sentencing hearing of defendant in sex ...

Marianas Variety
A COURT-APPOINTED defense attorney asked the federal court to reschedule Annette Nakatsukasa Basa's sentencing hearing for Nov. It was scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014. The reason for the request was the unavailability of an expert witness on Sept.