Judicial bias against pro se litigants is so common that it pays to expect it and prepare for it. It’s made a federal appeals court judge mad enough to quit the bench. Good for him! Judge Richard Posner is an ally.
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When you represent yourself, you can bet your bottom dollar the lawyer on the other side expects an easy victory. This is where bias against pro se litigants pays off. The quickest way to settlement is to defy expectations in court.
Visit your local eviction court to see the judicial system chew people up and spit them out. It’s a battle between property owners and those who can’t afford shelter. No legal knowledge or training is needed to see the essential injustice in this process. But the rules of an unjust system are made to be broken.
There’s no need for panic when you’re served with a summary judgment motion. Usually the lawyer on the other side just wants to bully you into a bad settlement. You can bet one of these five approaches will give you solid grounds for opposing it.