optimally, I would like us to tag-team. If that can't work, then I assume I can write notes on what I think should be asked and/or objected to.
Please don't assume that because I'm not a California attorney I don't know squat, I am well qualified from being an attorney in another state before retiring to California.
I want thoughts before going out to find an attorney.
You are either in pro per or you are represented. If you actually ask the attorney to become an attorney of record then you will not have the right to address the court. You can hire an attorney to act as a consultant for you to sit at the table and advise you, but he or she will not have the right to address the court or question witnesses.
Good luck to you.
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Everything Mr. Pedersen says is true, with the following exception. You can seek to be admitted pro hac vice and then have local counsel and you serve as co counsel if the court will so permit. The judge may be leery of doing this with the normal difficulties inherent with a pro per plaintiff (and I am speaking in general, not in any way commenting on your matter). You need to find an attorney proficient in trying the kind of case you are involved in, since there is not a clue in your post.
Since you're a lawyer, would you accept a job like this? Would your old malpractice insurance carrier permit an arrangement like this. Are you ready to pay the lawyer to get up to speed to render service at counsel table or is his/her role to be there for "consultation".
No, you won't be able to tag-team in questioning witnesses. It is almost guaranteed to anger the judges I have appeared in from of in Los Angeles.
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As Neil suggests, there is probably a way to do this (but not in the tag team way you desire), but as a practical matter, Michael is right, no smart lawyer would enter into such an arrangement. Also, no attorney with any experience will take a client that wants to micromanage a trial by passing notes on what to ask and what objections to make, it doesn't how smart or experience the client might be.
You either have the confidence to deal with the situation yourself or your don't. If you don't, you hire an attorney. At trial, especially, representation is all or nothing.
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