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Opening Arguments

Fool-for a client

Just what we need -- more encouragement for the "Ah know mah rahts" yahoos:

A new informational video on the Indiana Supreme Court's Web site is intended to help people who want to represent themselves in court.

The 46-minute video, "Family Matters: Choosing to Represent Yourself in Court," is aimed at helping people represent themselves in cases such as divorces, mortgage foreclosures, protective orders and small claims.

Just kidding. I'm all for anything we can do to get the law back into the hands of the ordinary people it is supposed to protect. Not that I need such instruction myself, being a verteran watcher of "Perry Mason" and "Matlock" and "L.A. Law" and "The Defenders." All you have to do is make the prosecutor look foolish, outwit the senile old judge and get the jury eating out of your hand. Piece of cake.

Here's the video. "The (Indiana Supreme) Court and its representatives want your court experience to be a positive one." Cool. Does that mean I get to win? 'Cause, you know, that's what would make it positive for me.


Bob G.
Wed, 11/26/2008 - 1:15pm

Not necessarily, Leo...
But you might get some very neat "parting gifts" for playing.