Is it extremely hard to do? I feel like my current defender is not defending me. I also feel like other lawyers don't have payment plans or the want to do pro bono work.
Although some attorneys practice in juvenile court, the correct category for this question is "Juvenile." And yes, many peopled in that court are self represented, but it is advisable if you can afford it.
You’re quite right that attorneys do not want to do pro bono work—unless they are from big firms where they get brownie points for doing it and their malpractice insurance is sufficient and their staff are sufficient to cover the time and energy put into these matters which do not pay. That’s apparently not a common situation in juvenile court.
This is general advice. You are anonymous. If you PM me i won’t know what it’s about.
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