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litigant

[lit′əgənt]
Etymology: L, litigare, to go to law
(in law) a party to a lawsuit. See also defendant, plaintiff.
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He said, An appropriate physical infrastructure is very important for the proper functioning of the courts but those who come to the courts what we call the litigant public, lawyers and others, are also part and parcel of our justice system.
However, Naomi said McKenzie Friends are unregulated and some can make matters worse: "Their lack of qualification often results in costly mistakes leaving the litigant in person with costs orders against them.
About 55 law firms supported the programme, with the participation of 60 lawyers offering free legal consultations to litigants who cannot afford the costs of counselling, as well as low-income individuals, the elderly, and some special cases in which individuals have had unsuccessful experiences with lawyers, Albadawi added.
The first-of-its-kind in the Middle East, this service allows law firms and all litigants to register cases electronically, record every detail, upload identification papers, and send them to Dubai Courts online, said Dr Al Suwaidi.
The Tribunal Friends service provides support, but does not give legal advice, or make representations on behalf of a litigant.
The Challenges of Lack of Representation for Family Litigants
Senator Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, filed SB 410, which would require "a litigant who is required to electronically file (1) a court or other legal document in a court of this state, in the Division of Administrative Hearings, or in the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims shall pay a surcharge in addition to any other cost incurred if the litigant files a paper document instead of electronically filing the document.
As more and more consumers become aware of the valuable services LDAs offer, we will continue to bridge the gap to justice by providing equal access to the Courts for all self-help litigants as well as a cost-effective legal alternative.
Meanwhile, Zafaryab Jilani of the Sunni Central Borad Of Waqf, the Muslim Litigants, said: "All contesting parties' stand has been vindicated.
1) Courts, bar associations, and legal services and advocacy organizations are implementing these projects to grapple with the challenges raised by increasing numbers of pro se (self-represented) and indigent civil litigants in appellate courts.