Do I need a lawyer?

Do I need a Lawyer?

Should you represent yourself in a court case or do you need a lawyer? How do you find and work with a lawyer? Two videos on the Maryland Judiciary’s website help answer these questions.

“Should I Represent Myself?” looks at whether or not to handle your own legal issues, and outlines several considerations including whether it is a civil or criminal case, how complex the issue is that needs to be resolved, and how serious the consequences are. “Hiring and Working with Your Lawyer” focuses on finding and paying for a lawyer, what to do if you cannot afford a lawyer, and how to work with a lawyer to get the best representation.

The videos are part of the Maryland Judiciary’s growing library of self-help videos. They were developed by the Maryland Access to Justice Commission, which works to improve and expand all people’s access to the state’s civil justice system.

The following self-help videos are part of the Judiciary’s video library: