I am a non lawyer and sued someone in a Georgia magistrate court. They have hired a lawyer. Does this mean I need a lawyer too?
As you know, in Georgia you are permitted to represent yourself in magistrate court. However, the rules of evidence apply to magistrate court cases and those rules can be difficult for a non lawyer to follow. The opposing attorney in your case will be familiar with the rules of evidence and will likely object to any evidence that you try to bring before the judge if you have not followed the rules of evidence. This may put you at a disadvantage trying to prove your case before the magistrate judge. Therefore, it may be worthwhile for you to at least talk to a lawyer about your case. Please contact Rumsey & Ramsey at (770) 394-9400 to discuss the facts of your case with a lawyer.