Compton, CA asked in Civil Litigation and Banking for Georgia

Q: I'm in litigation with Truist bank in federal court. I'm at the stage where discovery motions need to be filed.

Not sure how to format the motions, I may need to file a continuance. Couldn't get an attorney (Consumer Attorney) to take my case so I'm going Pro se.

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John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Frisco, TX

A: The federal litigation bar is somewhat smaller than the state bar. If you intend to represent yourself, you need to be thoroughly familiar with the federal rules of civil procedure and the local rules of the district court in which your case is pending.

While you can lawfully represent yourself as an individual in federal court, even many lawyers choose to hire another attorney more familiar with federal practice to represent them if they are sued in federal court.

Given the amount in controversy required for the federal court to have jurisdiction in a diversity case, a genuine serious case deserves a competent experienced lawyer who practices in federal court.

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