Wooster, OH asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Custody for Ohio

Q: What are things that an activist cant do-that an attorney can-besides filing paperwork for individuals?

Can they go into court and sit with them if they are pro se?

1 Lawyer Answer
Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Delaware, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: As a general rule in family law matters, the courts do not allow third parties to help or assist pro se litigants during a court hearing and only the named parties can be present in the court room for hearings. An activist cannot engage in the unauthorized practice of law which can include actions by non attorneys who hold themselves out to be attorneys, or who more commonly, provide legal advice or engage in legal services though they are not licensed or trained to do so.

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