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Are the lawyers the only persons allowed to speak at a "Motion to Dismiss" in Texas ?

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I am not sure that everything will be presented if I can't talk to the Judge myself.
Who all speaks and what should I expect?

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If you have a lawyer, you need to address "what happens at court" questions to him/her. It lets the lawyer know what you are thinking so he/she can keep the both of you on track,

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Thanks for the response. I ask my lawyer and he stated that this was his first Motion to Dismiss. He had no idea on if would be able speak or not. I just do not want to leave anything out.


Those represented by a lawyer, only the lawyer speaks. People representing themselves can speak, but usually don't know the right thing to say. What happens with a motion to dismiss depends on legal rules. The judge does not consider "everything."

This is not legal advice. You should always discuss the specifics of your issue in person with an attorney. Be aware that there are time limits on all claims that depend on the kind of claim, so do not delay in seeking an attorney.



Thanks for the information. This will help me prepare my lawyer and I with the appropriate legal stand. I will make sure that my lawyer is fully prepared.


If you have a lawyer, the lawyer will speak. If you have questions about what will happen, you should ask your lawyer. If you don't have a lawyer, you will speak on your own behalf.

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