So I had court today via zoom but because PRA didn't show up she extended the hearing another month. Is this normal? When I asked about the motion for private arbitration she said I misread the agreement and she DOES have jurisdiction and the agreement I sent in doesn't have my signature so it is not valid. I had attached the affidavit that was notarized stating the agreement was true but she's saying that's not my original agreement. I am at a loss as to what to do now. Should I try and settle with PRA or is there something else I can do?
As @BV80 said you cannot get a public defender for a civil suit. In fact in some states if jail time is not a possibility on the charge(s) you cannot get one they are so over worked.
You are all over the map on this one and making this way harder than it needs to be. You are treating this like a collection when in reality you have already been sued and lost. The responses to a judgment are very different than a collection letter.
Looking at your other posts it appears that what they have sent you is NOT a collection letter but a debtor's exam. If this is what it is then the DV letter is ignored and if you fail to answer they can issue a warrant for your arrest. Whether the court will issue one is another matter. You are not being sued again. They are trying to collect on the judgment and 10 years post judgment interest.
You have three options for legal help on a limited income: call Legal Aid in your area. If you qualify they will see you an go over all the paperwork and explain your options to you. In some cases they can go to court with you on these matters. Call your local law school. Often they have a legal aid clinic at low or no cost where they can review the papers but cannot go to court or represent you. Go to Consumer Attorney and find a good lawyer from the list in your state. Most will do a first consult by phone for free.
DO NOT keep messing around because if your court takes debtor's exams seriously you do not want to find out the hard way by being arrested.