Can’t we all just get along? Uh. No, at least not when adversarial positioning is the name of the game. Litigation is all about confrontation, taking a side, advocating for a desired outcome, and doing what needs to be done to come out on top. Self-represented litigants and lawyers might seem to be a natural matchup in this type of environment. After all, one needs a lawyer and the other is a lawyer. Yet, for the 6 reasons below, bringing the two together is not a piece of cake.
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