Pro se legal representation means advocating on one's own behalf before a court, rather than being represented by a lawyer. This should be the norm, not the exception.
They say a man who represents himself in court has a fool for a client, but why should we need lawyers to represent us in court? If court cases are based on who has the better lawyer, then that tells me judges are dim witted knuckleheads who can't make a judgement based on facts.
One of the problems is accountability (or lack thereof). Why are judges not held accountable for mistakes? Take the case of a 27-year-old man from Michigan who was driving his car when another car hit him from behind in a minor rear-end collision. Four years later, the man sued the driver of the other car for changing his sexuality. Apparently he had turned gay over those four years and left his wife, and he felt that the only cause could be the accident. He must have really liked getting rear ended. The disgusting part about this is that he actually WON THE CASE!, and $200,000 from the other driver. His lawyer must have been wearing one hell of a suit! This judge should have been fired!
There is a published statistic that over 90% of people who go into court usually settle before an actual trial. This proves that most people in court are after money. One report indicated that Canada’s justice system is badly out of the step with the times and the needs of the people it purports to serve.
Facts are facts! You shouldn't need a high priced lawyer to prove
your case. Even if you have a grade 3 education and don't possess the literary skills to present your case, if the facts indicate you're right, an educated, intelligent judge should be able to make a determination based on those facts. If he can't, he should be fired. If lawyers report to judges and are at the mercy of the courts decisions, that should mean judges are a smarter, higher power than lawyers. Ipso Facto... lawyers should be redundant.
In the new world, all current judges will be terminated and a new order of judges will be retrained. And there will be accountability! Judges will no longer be able to sit on their high and mighty asses with their holier than thou attitude thinking "I don't care about this case, I'll just decide in favor of the lawyer with the nicer suit and if the poor innocent sap goes to jail, at least I'll make my 2:00 tee off at the big fat judges golf and country club!"
AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!