I want to speak on my moms behalf in a tenant eviction for her rental property
I am not clear what you mean by speaking on your mother's behalf. If you are called as a witness, you can testify as to relevant issues which you have personal knowledge of. You cannot testify to things you do not have personal knowledge of and you cannot testify as to what Mom knows, wants, etc.
If you simply want to represent Mom's position as landlord in a residential eviction proceeding, you can do that with Mom's permission. All this said, understand landlord-tenant law is technical, complex, and requires exact and full compliance or you risk having the lawsuit tossed out, with the tenant staying and you owing their court costs and attorney's fees as well as having to start over again. So hiring an attorney can actually save you money in the end. Good luck.
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