Re: LAW: Bar Associations and Monopolies (Was: POL: Reaction to Microsoft Ruling)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 10:05:03 MDT

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> > While I stand by my original comparison, I would point out that we're not
> > really talking about the mere practice of law, which *anyone* is allowed to
> > do, whether or not they have any legal education whatsoever, so long as
> > one's only client is oneself...
> Even that's not true. The Supreme Court just recently held that a
> defendant _does not have the right to defend himself_ on appeals.

Really? I suppose thats to help weed out all those jailhouse lawyers who are
constantly submitting appeals and frivolous lawsuits from their cells. I'd guess
its also so you can't defend yourself then claim incompetent representation...

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