Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Fool for a Lawyer


"I'm following your case. You had a lawyer, but now you are pro se. May I ask why?"

Now, for all of you who have yet to be sued, let me start with a few legal definitions.

Pro se legal representation means advocating on one's own behalf before a court, rather than being represented by a lawyer. [Wikipedia]

Pro bono legal representation is a fantastical, nonsensical myth, often perpetuated in fictional stories popular in movies and television that lawyers will gladly represent you for free if you don't have enough money to buy them a new house . [Hannabelle]

Blood-sucking Lawyer is self-evident and needs no explanation.

We all know the old proverb “He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client”. In my case, it's more like "She who represents herself has a fool for a lawyer." It was not my choice to go "pro se". After four years of the two frivolous lawsuits SLAPPed on me by Nexus, Jim D'Angelo (aka "Poopsie") and Peter D. Freeman (self-proclaimed specialist in "scape-goating"), I simply ran out of money. The lawsuits cost me my life savings and socked me into over $20,000 in debt.

My financial demise was no accident on Nexus' part. They counted on it. In fact, it's why they sued me in the first place. It's call a SLAPP (Strategic lawsuit against public participation.)

Of course, the lawsuits have cost Nexus a whole lot of (taxpayer) dollars too. Once again - where is the outrage? This company is using YOUR taxes to fund lawsuits against a private citizen, lining the pockets of their own blood-sucking lawyer instead of using the money to help kids.... What would all those county boards think if they knew?

There are only a few things in life that I'm good at, and being a lawyer isn't one of them. So yes, acting pro se, I have a fool for a lawyer. It's a matter of opinion whether or not my lawyer has a fool for a client. At least the jury is still out on that....

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