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ABA Journal April 2002, Page 55 Practice Strategies Ethics STAND BY FOR TROUBLE Exercise Caution when Assisting Pro Se Litigants as Advisory Counsel Elizabeth Cohen Copyright © 2002 by American Bar Association; Elizabeth Cohen HYBRID REPRESENTATION. IT'S sometimes called standby counsel, advisory counsel or amicus counsel. Whatever it's called, it's not a comfortable position to be in. So what does a lawyer do when he or she is supposed to "help" a pro se litigant? A defendant in a criminal case...