Charles Marshall is on today hosting the Neil Garfield Show to discuss what he calls Hybrid legal representation, which is a combinaton of pro per representation alternately mixed with formal legal representation at times from an attorney, and/or, pro per representation with the assistance of an attorney or other advocate/support person who has some expertise in the legal or factual issues at play in the legal case, whether a Plaintiff's case you run in a non-judicial foreclosure state, or a defense case in a judicial foreclosure state. The following elements/issues are the most important to figure out re whether this type of representation makes sense, or when to use alternatives to this model, in certain circumstances:
- Pro Hac Vice: what it is, how to use it;
- Lis Pendens in non-judicial foreclosure states;
- Having an attorney come into and go off of your pleadings, either in non-judicial foreclosure states, or judicial ones;
- The attorney retainer agreement in a Hybrid situation;
- Working with a non-attorney re legal issues and pleadings;
- Attorney hearing appearance issues, pluses and minuses.
Re all these issues, it is best to keep in mind one of Marshall's major aphorisms: As in law, so in life; as in life, so in law.....