Self-representation requires that the client represents self in the case (pro-se). Attorney assists client with document preparation, hearing preparation, review of documents prepared by any party, overview of the legal process, discovery etc. Client determines the level of assistance. Attorney does not contact opposing party or court, does not attend hearings and does not make a formal appearance in the case (name on documentation). Retainer required will depend on the number of hours client retains attorney for. Example: retainer paid for two (2) hours of work to review Petition and prepare Answer and possible Counter-Claim.