Nelson v. Jacobsen

In Nelson v. Jacobsen, 669 P.2d 1207, 1213 (Utah 1983), the Court held that "as a general rule, a party who represents himself will be held to the same standard of knowledge and practice as any qualified member of the bar." Nevertheless, Nelson also noted that "'because of his lack of technical knowledge of law and procedure a layman acting as his own attorney should be accorded every consideration that may reasonably be indulged.'" Id.