Alexandria, VA asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation and Workers' Compensation for Virginia

Q: Are pro se Appellants held to the same standard a licensed attorney in the state of Virginia? I am searching for cases

4 Lawyer Answers
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Pro Se Appellants are help to the same rules of the Court as a licensed attorney.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Pro se Appellants are held to the same rules of the Court as a licensed attorney in Virginia.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Yes. As a general rule in virtually all jurisdictions, they must comply with the same standards (including rules of civil procedure and rules of evidence) as attorneys. From my own experience, I've seen judges sometimes afford pro se litigants more patience and understanding because they are not in court day in, day out. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: As a Virginia Workers Compensation lawyer for the last 35 years, I can tell you that pro se litigants who file appeals must abide by the same rules that lawyers have to follow. The courts are not allowed to give pro se litigants any breaks.

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