One quiet Friday, when a poor soul came into Tom Alleman's office to complain the government was messing with his mind, Alleman and another clerk took the unhappy gentleman over to the Lexis terminal, typed in "Stop beaming rays at John Doe's head," and hit "enter." Doe left happily, inner voices now silent, and Alleman and his colleague resumed their work, knowing they had helped someone obtain justice in an imperfect world. But, as Alleman notes, some people prefer to file pro se suits in such instances.
Are Pro Se Suits Ridiculous, Per Se?
May 9, 2005