Whether it’s the high cost of lawyers’ fees or growing distrust of lawyers, there is a mounting trend these days for more people to fight without a lawyer.
The American Bar Association (ABA) reports:
60% of the public can’t afford a lawyer.
20% simply don’t want to spend the money.
50% just don’t trust lawyers!
Yet one half of all court proceedings involve at least one pro se party.
Sadly, too many pro se people lose … needlessly!
Ever wonder why you were never taught anything about court procedure or the rules of evidence in your tax-supported schools?
Who benefits from your legal ignorance?
You guessed it. Lawyers!
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Why is it that if you give a child an encyclopedia, lawyer is always the third thing they look up? Because the first thing a child looks up is dog. The second is snake. And under snake, the encyclopedia says See Lawyer.
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Cindy asked an old friend to go out for a drink with her after work. I don’t understand, Cindy complained. When people find out I’m a lawyer, they take an instant dislike to me. Why would they do that? Her friend appeared to think for a moment and then suggested, “Maybe it just saves time.”
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“You seem to be in some distress,” said the kindly judge to the witness. “Is anything the matter?” “Well, your Honor,” said the witness, “I swore to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, but every time I try, some lawyer objects.”