At an eviction trial in Los angeles, when it's learned the defendants representation can't defend them since he went to law school but uses the knowledge in a business arena and therefore didn't study for the Barr, is it legal, ethical, moral to make a person with a mental illness represent themselves? Especially when they're clearly having a melt down due to the excessive stress.
Legal and ethical yes. Moral? Depends on your view of morality. In short, anyone who goes into a litigation without a trained attorney is doomed to be thrashed by the system.
Good luck to you.
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There is no right to court appointed counsel in an eviction case. Without an attorney, legallly and ethically, there is nothing that can be done. This is why most of us strongly advise people to hire an attorney to represent them. Here, it seems it is too late.
There is no legal or constitutional right to an attorney in a landlord/tenant dispute. So the fact you did not have a lawyer would not be the basis for an appeal. Moral, can't really say. The problem is that it is difficult to provide free lawyers for everyone who needs them. So I am not sure what a solution would be to this particular issue.
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