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Maryland courts give pro se litigants advice via video


Pro se litigants in Maryland can learn more about the legal process in a series of videos available on the judiciary website.

One of the videos, “Tips for Your Day in Court,” advises litigants to be on time and dress appropriately, the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports.

Hagerstown attorney Andrea Cheeatow says her pet peeves include women who come to court in tank tops and men whose pants are so low as to expose their underwear. Some clients say they don’t own a suit for court, but a decent pair of pants and a clean shirt will suffice, she says.

Cheeatow also warns that she has seen some defendants tossed in jail for being late to court.

Other videos deal with service of process, defending a small claim and finding legal help, according to a press release.

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