You have a constitutional right, both under the Michigan Constitution and the U.S. Constitution, to hire an attorney; have an attorney appointed to you if you cannot afford one; but also the right to NOT have an attorney and to represent yourself. But what sort of parameters are there for when you want to represent yourself? What about representing yourself during pre-trial hearings? Can you do that? What about representing yourself in appellate courts/litigation, is that okay? We discuss that during Part One of our two-part conversation!