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1.1-12 Self-Representation

New December 10, 2010

The (plaintiff/defendant) is represented in this case by Attorney <name>.  The (plaintiff/defendant), <name> has decided to represent (himself/herself).  You should understand that the (plaintiff/defendant) is not required to have an attorney represent (him/her).  You should not draw any inferences or conclusions because (he/she) has made this decision.  Nor should you guess or speculate as to why (he/she) made this choice.  You should neither favor nor disfavor a party because they have an attorney or have chosen to represent themselves.



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