During the preparation for a trial and even during the trial itself, you may not feel like you even know what is going on with your case. Lawyers are very good at planning out arguments and building a good defense for you, but you might feel a bit left out of the process. Of course it is ultimately your decision what kind of defense you want to have, but how can you make an informed decision?
Without someone to explain what is going on during the steps of the case, you might feel lost in the case. You might make legal decisions without getting the legal advice that you really need about this decision first. You need to make sure that you can make decisions by yourself by having someone keep you informed about what is happening in your case and what you can do.