Q: do I need a lawyer to represent me in court on a civil litigation case?
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No, you have the option to represent yourself in a civil action, which is often referred to as "in propria persona" or "in pro. per." appearance. Before deciding to do so, you should consider whether you are sufficiently familiar with the laws and procedures that pertain to your case. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.
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