August 01, 2020 Feature

People Who Self-Represent A Judicial Review

Dean Christoffel

Sitting in my office listening to the cars rushing by as the changing light outside reminds me that it is time to head home. Although I should pack up and call it a day, I can’t seem to shake the last hearing. It was about parenting time. Both parents wanted more, but neither of them hired lawyers, so it was left to me to make a Solomon-like decision with a lack of good evidence or statute-based testimony. Solomon—I swear I had the strangest dream about the wisdom of Solomon. My ringing phone disturbed this train of thought, and somewhat distractedly, I answered.

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