If a Co-Trustee in a Trust Provides Power of Attorney, Can I Represent the Trust?

If by ‘represent’ you mean in court or in a lawsuit, the answer is no.

A non-lawyer cannot represent a separate legal entity (in this case, a Trust) in any legal proceeding.

And an executed Power of Attorney document would have no bearing on this restriction.

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If you are named in a lawsuit or court matter in an individual capacity, then you can represent yourself; that is the very definition of pro se law.

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