I’ve got a jury trial against a pro se plaintiff set on Monday. She’s pro se because her lawyer fired her and withdrew when she wouldn’t accept a very generous offer. He didn’t assert an attorney’s lien. She failed to file a witness and exhibit list, so I moved to preclude her from offering and witnesses or exhibits. Judge grants it, and tells her to accept any offer I made. I left the very generous offer on the table. She said she wanted to take her chances. The judge explained to her, again, that she cannot prove her case and that he “would expect” me to file a motion to dismiss, and that she should take the offer. Smugly, she said “isn’t this a jury trial” in a “checkmate” tone. Instead of getting more money than she’s ever made in a year, she’s about to have her case dismissed.