Pro SE Plaintiffs - Minor Child "A" By and Through Her Mother F.P.J. V. Davis
In Minor Child "A," by and through her mother F.P.J. v. Davis, [Ms. 2100832, Dec. 16, 2011] __ So. 3d __(Ala. Civ. App. 2011), the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals dismissed an appeal brought by a pro se parent on behalf of her minor child in a medical malpractice case. The court held that Rule 17(c) of the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure does not confer upon a representative of a minor a right to practice law on behalf of that minor. Therefore, because the parent was not a licensed attorney, the appeal was dismissed. See Chambers v. Tibbs, 980 So. 2d 1010 (Ala. Civ. App. 2007).