Hello again friend. I hope you are well this evening. My apologies for the wait, as I was away.A friend of my husband's thought we could submit a request to the Court for me to act as Representative for the xxxxxxs (my husband and myself). Is there a term for this? Is there a format for this request? If so, can you outline it for me?
I am sorry to say that I have to stand by my original answer. The reason why you cannot represent someone else in Court is because only a licensed attorney
can represent someone else in Court. See here
, and here
.Ely did not suggest any other method of accomplishing such an arrangement. Please suggest what we can do to have just me make the Court appearances.
There really is no other way for you to represent him. However, there may be a way for him to still appear. This is called a TELEPHONIC HEARING. If he needs to appear but cannot due to some matter, then he can file what is known as a Motion for Telephonic Hearing
and ask the Court to allow him to appear via video/telephone. This is wholly and completely within the Court's discretion.
If such a motion is filed, then once it is filed, the clerk should be contacted and asked to give this matter to the Judge to consider in camera
(without a hearing). Most of the time, such motions are. If the Judge allows it, he can "dial in" at the time.
Sample motion below:MOTION FOR TELEPHONIC HEARING
TO THE HONORABLE JUDGE OF SAID COURT:
COME COME NOW (name), Movant herein, and files this, and brings this Motion for Telephonic Hearing and states the following:
1. The hearing for ____ is set for (date).
2. Movant has trouble making it to the Court due to the following (explain).
3. Movant requests therefore that the Court grants him the ability to appear on that time and date via telephone or video -conference.
4. The Court has inherent power to grant said request.
WHEREFORE, PREMISES CONSIDERED, Movant requests this Court to grant this Motion for Telephonic Hearing and that the Court allows him to appear via telephone or video on the setting, and for such other and further relief that may be awarded at law or in equity.
Certificate of Service
I certify that a true copy of the above was served on each party.
Pro seWhat do the terms Pre Per and Pro Se mean?
"Pro se" means self-representation
. "Pro per" means the same thing - these are used interchangeably.Also - at the top of the Objections, which we will submit - I have written:
"Representing their own interests pro se"
(followed by our names and address)
Yes, this works well.
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