In college I was always taught that a person who goes into court to defend themselves has a fool for a client. I urge you to reconsider that decision based on the fact that you have not provided any details of your situation. Most lawyers do not charge for the first visit.
Good luck on the FOIA inquires. I have one out right now that is giving me some grief. It is a procedure that can be easy, just be sure to ask for what you want.