1) You may be doing it wrong. It's a game with specific rules. There are plenty of times when you can raise complaints. But there are certain times (after judgment, for example) when it is simply too late.
2) You may not have a case. Your view of "harassment" may not match the legal definition.
If you think you have a case for deprivation of heat and other issues, call an attorney on your own. Those are good cases: if you have a decent claim then you can find an attorney.
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I agree that even if you have a good case, you may not know how to properly get it in front of the court. As another attorney indicated, your notion of discrimination or harassment - while very real - may not match up with the legal definition.
It may be that you are simply unable to effectively communicate your claims to the judge, while the other side is effectively presenting its case. In that event, the judge is not permitted to help you make your case or guess at what you are trying to say.
If you have a case worth bringing, and your expectations are reasonable, you will probably find an attorney to represent you.
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