Upon receipt of a lawsuit, a person could make the decision to defend himself without the help of a prosecutor. One is entitled to do so if the action is brought against a natural person personally or managing a sole proprietorship. It’s a different story for legal persons.

Any legal person, for example a corporation, must absolutely appear through an attorney. A representative of the company cannot appear for it.

Also, whether you decide to represent yourself or to retain the services of a lawyer, once you receive the motion to institute proceedings, it is important to act quickly or else after ten (10) days, an inscription by default may be filed and a judgment rendered against you without you having had a chance to assert your rights.

Contact us immediately if you receive legal documents.