Any formalized society is a club for socializing, for companionship
or camaraderie. It may be a tennis club or Hells Angel or church group because humans
essentially enjoy keeping company with those who share a similar world view,
those of like mind. These social pools are where we find friends and partners.
Witnesses join their paranoid club knowing well the rules-- and breaking the
rules of any society has penalties.
To attempt to bring a lawyer to a judicial hearing
would only enhance legitimacy of the of the tribunal. It has no legal basis in the
first place hence a lawyer would rarely if ever be appropriate.
JW ‘judicial’ committees are there to enforce cult thinking and
keep external influences from seeping into the religion which would otherwise
weaken and dilute its power. Strict boundary marking makes for a strict cult
identity and JWs are taught to be comfortable with clear boundaries, this is one of the
appeals of any cult, you don’t have to think hard because the contrived rules are simple
and strict. Real life is quite different!
If you deliberately break JW rules you are in
effect saying you disagree with the cult. Would not the best policy then be to
leave without attending the humiliating mock trial and thereby make the statement,
so to speak, that you do not recognize the authority of the religion.
The JW religion functions by infantilizing all of its
members, disagreement is not permitted and ritual adulation of the governing body and its role is encouraged. To strike out against this perceived authority is often the first step in personal responsibility by taking matters into your own hands and using your human birthright to choose
your own path in life.
Remember this; to leave the JW organization is one of
the most liberating experiences in life!