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The website lawyerclock.com purports to graphically demonstrate the cost of speaking or meeting with an attorney. Their clock’s calculations presume there is zero value to representation by lawyers, which requires ongoing communication with them.
The Latin term “pro se” refers to lay persons representing themselves in a legal matter rather than hiring a lawyer to represent them. The cost of Pro Se representation often far exceeds the cost of professional representation.
The “ProSeClock” uses actual cases to demonstrate the cost of “going Pro Se.” In two of these cases, the party was lucky enough to have an attorney “undo” their Pro Se mistakes; one was not so lucky. The next time you are facing a legal matter, you might want to watch both clocks before you decide if you would like to hire an attorney, or not.