Can someone else go to court for me? 16 Answers as of June 10, 2013

If the court case is for a small issue. I know that people do this for a living, I would like to know if this has a job title. Thank you for your time.

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The Law Offices of Gabriel Dorman
The Law Offices of Gabriel Dorman | Gabriel Dorman
Yes. They are called lawyers. Only lawyers can appear for their clients in court. However, if you have been charged with a felony offense, then you will still need to appear in court with or without your lawyer. I hope this answer was helpful. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/18/2011
LynchLaw
LynchLaw | Michael Thomas Lynch
A defendant has the right to be present, however defendants can waive that right and have their attorney appear for them in Court. Many of my clients take advantage of this so don't have to miss any school or work. Contact an Attorney.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/18/2011
Law Office of Joe Dane
Law Office of Joe Dane | Joe Dane
Those people that appear in court on behalf of another are called lawyers. I'm not sure what you're asking beyond that. Nobody can appear and argue a case except for an individual if they represent themselves or an attorney on their behalf. Are you asking about paralegals? They cannot appear in court for a client.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/18/2011
Law Office of Evan E. Zelig
Law Office of Evan E. Zelig | Evan E. Zelig
If you are charged with a misdemeanor or an infraction offense than an attorney may go to court for you on your behalf if you hire them. If you are charged with a felony you must go to court and be present at every appearance unless excused by the court in person.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/18/2011
Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Only licensed attorneys can represent you in court, but no one can do so in small claims court where you must be there yourself as the witness.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/18/2011
    Law Office of Andrew Roberts
    Law Office of Andrew Roberts | Andrew Stephen Roberts
    Only a licensed attorney can appear for you. This does depend on the type of matter too.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/18/2011
    Law Office of Joseph A. Katz
    Law Office of Joseph A. Katz | Joseph A. Katz
    Yes, under many circumstances someone else can appear in court for you. Some highly trained professionals do this for a living. We are called 'Attorneys', or 'Lawyers'.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/17/2011
    The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen
    The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen | Robert L. Driessen
    If you are being charged with a misdemeanor than yes an attorney can appear for you under 977 authority. If you are talking about a felony than you have to be present at all court proceedings.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/17/2011
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
    Yes, attorney.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/10/2013
    Law Office of Tracey S. Sang
    Law Office of Tracey S. Sang | Tracey Sang
    You can hire a lawyer to go to court for you if the case is a misdemeanor but for a felony or DV case you must personally appear every time. Was this your question? You can't hire an actor to go to court and pretend to be you!
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/17/2011
    Law Offices of Phil Hache
    Law Offices of Phil Hache | Phil Hache
    Yes, on infractions and most misdemeanor cases, a privately retained attorney can appear without you needing to be in court. The job title would be Attorney, or Lawyer. Feel free to contact me at 818-336-1384 if you would like to discuss your case in further detail.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/17/2011
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