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Fool for a client?

Representing yourself can save money but might hurt your case
Grant Ebbenga, with his mixed-breed dog, Jack, recently represented himself at his trial on charges related to Jack’s attack on a woman near Oxford. Though Ebbenga was found guilty on some lesser charges, he was acquitted of the most serious charge, possessing a dangerous dog.
More about self-representation program

The 6th Judicial District has opened a center to offer help to people representing themselves in noncriminal court proceedings. Michelle Sylvain is the self-represented litigant coordinator for the district. She is a court employee, and by law can give only legal information, not legal advice. However, the self-help center can help people figure out if they can represent themselves or if it would be best to hire a lawyer.

Sylvain will take walk-in visits or appointments made by phone by calling 385-6179 or emailing 6thselfhelp@judicial.state.co.us.

She is available in person from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the clerk’s window on the first floor of the La Plata County Courthouse, 1060 East Second Ave.

She is also available to talk with nonprofits and other organizations about services and volunteer assistance.

Fool for a client?

Grant Ebbenga, with his mixed-breed dog, Jack, recently represented himself at his trial on charges related to Jack’s attack on a woman near Oxford. Though Ebbenga was found guilty on some lesser charges, he was acquitted of the most serious charge, possessing a dangerous dog.
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