I do not want to go without representation. I have already called the Bar regarding pro bono or payment plans, etc etc. do I have to go? If you do not go to the hearing then you will not have an opportunity to present evidence if this is a motion hearing, and you will likely be at a disadvantage when the judge makes a ruling. If this is a status conference or other court-ordered hearing and you do not appear, you will find yourself in trouble with the court.
Will the judge rule on anthing without me or an attorney being there? Absolutely the judge can, and they will rule, on issues before the court if you skip the hearing. You cannot stop the litigation process by simply not showing up. Not showing up often results in the other side getting whatever they ask for.
I knew he would want to take advantage of me now that I no longer have an attorney. What do I do? You either retain a new attorney, find a way to pay and keep or rehire your previous attorney, or plan to represent yourself the best you can.
I am sure that I could have been much more helpful to you were you to accept the phone call because I could have probed in depth your financial situation (looking for a solution), your abilities to represent yourself and evaluated the complexity and possible response to your next pending court hearing---but the call is entirely your option.
You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you, if you are willing to accept help from an experienced (but not yet retired) litigation attorney.
I wish you well,