Pro Per Poetry.
Today I did battle in court with a pro per litigant.
Almost invariably, pro pers make for great drama. Today was no exception. The gentleman employed a simple strategy: talk faster.
In his mind, there was no need to file any written opposition; no need to support his arguments with any evidence or law; and no need to stay within the facts. He made up for the lack of substance with a rapid speaking style that would rival a carnival barker's. It didn't work, but at least no profanity was involved. Another pro per couldn't resist attacking the trial judge in his notice of appeal: Best Notice of Appeal Ever? (via abovethelaw.com).