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She cannot act for you. That is clear.
But you have a right to self-represent.
However, she is saying you need your own lawyer and that is because your own lawyer knows the law and represents your interests.But you are not required to retain your own lawyer.
You can say that you do not have the luxury of being able to afford a lawyer and you recognize fully that she is not acting on your behalf but that she is only acting for her client and that you will be self representing.Yes it is unusual to represent yourself. You are not a lawyer and there are reason why lawyers are necessary for legal matters.She will not act to your benefit if there is any conflict. She's only considering your friends best interests.
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