A federal magistrate judge in New York has ruled that a former prosecutor representing herself in a wrongful termination case does not deserve the usual latitude afforded pro se plaintiffs. The judge wrote that M. Cameron Kenny was bound by the decisions of her former counsel when she took over her own case. "Here, the 'incoming counsel' is the plaintiff, who is herself a lawyer. As such, she cannot expect 'the special allowances [courts] sometimes make for pro se litigants,'" he wrote.
Lawyer Denied Latitude Usually Given Pro Se Litigants
New York Law Journal
November 24, 2008