Q: What should I include in my response to a civil calendar call via letter?
I got a letter for a "call of the calendar of pending civil actions". It states that in lieu of making an appearance, I can respond in a letter. I am representing myself as a defendant, and my response to the plaintiff was a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. No judge has been assigned to the case and no response has been given to my motion as of yet. The plaintiff is also suing me in Florida and Georgia (so two cases for the same thing). I have done all of the responses in both cases myself, but actually going to court I have no idea what I'm doing or what to expect. So I am electing to write a letter as a response in lieu of being there physically, but what should I include in this letter?? Please help!!
A: A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. Your frustration is understandable, but unfortunately, it would be difficult for an attorney to advise on something of this nature through a Q & A board. An attorney would likely want to see your file and review the pleadings. If there is a considerable amount at stake here, you could consider reaching out to attorneys for a consult. If you are going to handle the matter yourself, you could ask attorneys if they would consider playing a limited advisory role - but that might be difficult to arrange, as some firms could be reluctant to work in such a capacity. Good luck
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