I don’t have an attorney. I filed a complaint through DLSE. Would it be inappropriate to call opposing counsel directly to try to settle the case?
There is nothing ethically inappropriate about you communicating directly with opposing counsel when you have no attorney. However the decision to proceed without counsel is not wise. If you have a case that has merit and value, you should be able to get an attorney to represent you. You are going to be outmatched by experienced counsel on the other side and the value of your case will be FAR less without an attorney representing your interests, if any value is left after you are outmaneuvered.
Good luck to you.
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It would not be inappropriate. It's common for parties to try to negotiation a resolution at any stage before the hearing. As long as you follow the right strategy, and don't show too much weakness during your negotiation, this cannot hurt your case.
Yes you can contact counsel. There is nothing inappropriate in so doing.
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