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    Default Can You Represent Somebody in Court With a Power of Attorney

    my sister-in-law got screwed over by a skeezy used car dealer. is there any way for her brother to represent her in a civil action? my understanding is that he can file a suit on her behalf if she gives him power of attorney, but could he then argue her case as well? she's a few cards short of a full deck and would probably not be capable of testifying without crying and wouldn't know what points to argue.

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    Default Representation by Non-Lawyer

    Unless he's a lawyer, it is very unlikely that the court would permit him to represent her. (It is much more likely to be permitted in small claims court.)

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