Sanctions Against Self-Represented Litigant

It happened.

In the California case In Re Marriage of Falcone & Fyke (2008 ) 164 Cal.App.4th 814.

While many have considered this blog a virtual cheerleader for Self-Represented Litigants, it is important to note that the SC Access to Justice Commission’s preference is for all individuals, regardless of ability to pay, to have access to and receive competent legal representation in court cases.

SC Access to Justice would prefer that all individuals, regardless of ability to pay, have access to and receive competent legal representation in court cases.

And In Re Marriage of Falcone and Fyke reminds us all that going into the courtroom is a serious undertaking AND that Self-Represented Litigants are held to the same standard as attorneys.

SRLs and Attorneys take heed.

To read the opinion, click here.

-RFW

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