Lawyerist Podcast

#55: How to Help People Represent Themselves, with Mike Vraa

 

Some people who need to use the legal system want to go it alone, and a lot of those people call Mike Vraa’s free tenant hotline. On today’s podcast, some of his best tips for helping people represent themselves. Plus, we chat about our new guide, How to Set Up Your New Windows Computer.

Preparing people to represent themselves in court is challenging for a number of reasons, some of which aren’t obvious. Among the things Mike talks about on today’s podcast are how to build up your client’s comfort level with the legal system, how to teach them to make their case, and how to talk to clients who “just want their day in court.” Plus, when should you tell someone they are probably going to lose or they really shouldn’t go it alone?