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NJ 'Inviting Trouble' Without No-Contact Rule For Pro Se Attys

By Jake Maher

New Jersey's decision in March to waive the no-contact rule for attorneys representing themselves pro se has drawn concerns it could open a loophole for abuse in cases that pit attorneys against their former clients.

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