The Self Assessment Exercise
This scoring system is not scientifically based. It is a gauge for someone considering self-representation in a court case. The following are only generalizations concerning the qualifications someone may have whose score on this exercise is in the ranges indicated below.
0 - 10 points: This range would suggest that either the case may lend itself to self representation or that you may possess many of the habits, skills and attitudes that may make you a good candidate for self representation.
11 - 20 points: The second scoring tier would suggest that the case may be difficult to handle without an attorney, or that you may not possess some of the qualities needed to handle the case successfully. You may want to seek some help from an attorney who is able to coach you or otherwise provide limited assistance.
21 and above points: This range suggests that you may lack many of the habits and attitudes that are generally required to be successful with self representation or that the case does not lend itself whatsoever to pro se litigation, and that you should strongly consider hiring a lawyer.