Represent Yourself in Court

Author: Paul Bergman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323092
Release Date: 2016-09-21
Genre: Law

How to prepare and present a winning civil court case Many disputes are too big for small claims court but too small to justify a lawyer’s fee. Fortunately, if you are willing to learn the courtroom ropes, you can successfully handle your own case from start to finish. Represent Yourself in Court breaks the pretrial and trial process down into easy-to-understand steps. Armed with these clear and thorough instructions, you’ll be well prepared to: file court papers present an opening statement deal with pretrial issues cross-examine hostile witnesses handle depositions make and respond to objections pick a jury if necessary get help from an attorney or legal coach discover, obtain and prepare your evidence deal with the court clerk and judge line up and prepare witnesses Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, this book will help you handle a bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant dispute, breach of contract case, small business dispute—or any other civil lawsuit. This new edition is completely updated to include the latest rules and court procedures.

Represent Yourself in Court

Author: Paul Bergman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323085
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics

If you’re going to trial without an attorney, this is the essential guide for making the most of your day in court. Represent Yourself in Court breaks the trial process down into easy-to-understand steps, so that you can act as your own lawyer—safely and efficiently.

Represent Yourself in Court

Author: Paul Bergman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413319453
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Law

Sometimes it makes sense to handle a court case without an attorney. Learn about acting as your own lawyer in Nolo's easy to use, plain English guide, Represent Yourself in Court. This book breaks down the trial process into easy to understand steps so that you can act as your own lawyer safely and efficiently. Find out what to say, how to say it even where to stand when you address the judge and jury. Get details on how to: - file court papers - handle depositions and interrogatories - comply with courtroom procedures - pick a jury - prepare your evidence and line up witnesses - present your opening statement and closing argument - cross examine hostile witnesses - understand and apply rules of evidence - locate, hire and effectively use expert witnesses - make and respond to your opponent's objections - get limited help from an attorney as needed - monitor the work of an attorney if you decide to hire one Whether you're a plaintiff or a defendant, this book will help you confidently handle a divorce, personal injury case, landlord/tenant dispute, breach of contract, small business dispute, or any other civil lawsuit. This edition has been revised with the latest rules and court procedures, and includes updated information on electronic discovery rules and fax filing procedures. Plus, you'll get enhanced materials on court assistance for pro per litigants and an expanded discussion of self representation in bankruptcy court.

Win Your Lawsuit

Author: Roderic Duncan Judge
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413315189
Release Date: 2010-08-16
Genre: Law

Represent yourself in California Superior Court for a case worth up to $25,000! Some cases are too big for small claims court and too small to interest a lawyer. But Win Your Lawsuit takes you step by step through the entire process of a limited jurisdiction case in California Superior Court. Take on common types of civil court cases worth up to $25,000, including: contract disputes personal injuries v property damage cases business disputes Whether you're bringing the suit or defending against one, this plain-English legal guide shows you how to prepare a complaint, file and serve papers, participate in settlement negotiations, present a case and much more. The 4th edition is completely updated and provides all the forms you need. Written by Roderic Duncan, a retired California Superior Court judge, this book includes the legal insight and practical tips that only a judge with over 25 years of experience can provide.

Representing Yourself In Court US

Author: Devlin Farmer
Publisher: Self-Counsel Press
ISBN: 9781770404649
Release Date: 2016-01-15
Genre: Law

Hiring a lawyer can be costly and unnecessary in certain circumstances as you deal with courts, claims and disputes. Lawyer Devlin Farmer has experience across North America in guiding clients to the most affordable, effective solutions, and he shares his advice in this book on how to represent your interests in the civil courts with the greatest chances of success.

The Criminal Law Handbook

Author: Paul Bergman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324716
Release Date: 2018-01-15
Genre: Law

The criminal justice system is complicated, understand it and your rights Criminal law is full of complex rules and procedures, but this book demystifies them. It explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and—most important—the options for suspects, defendants, and victims. It also provides critical information on working with a lawyer. In plain English, The Criminal Law Handbook covers: search and seizure arrest, booking, and bail Miranda arraignment plea bargains trials sentencing working with defense attorneys common defenses constitutional rights juvenile court preliminary hearings appeals, and public defenders This edition is completely updated, covering the latest changes in criminal and U.S Supreme Court cases. Written by the authors of Represent Yourself in Court, Paul Bergman, J.D. and Sara Berman, J.D.

Beat Your Ticket

Author: David Brown
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413319156
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Law

Fight an unfair ticket in any state! We've all received one -- a traffic ticket that seems completely unfair, the result of an officer's evening quota rather than a serious moving violation. But do you have to pay the penalty and watch your driving record crash and burn? Not if you choose to fight back! With Nolo's Beat Your Ticket, you'll get the lowdown on the best strategies for beating traffic tickets in court. In plain English, you'll learn how to: - use the law to fight an unwarranted ticket - analyze the case and decide whether to fight or fold - find out what the police officer plans to say at your trial - find legal assistance and get the most out of it - prepare witness testimony - attack radar and other detection methods - pick a jury - present your case - cross-examine the ticketing officer Whether you want to contest a common speeding citation, a right-of-way violation, or a non-DUI alcohol-related offense, Beat Your Ticket clearly lays out your options. This edition is extensively updated to reflect your state's current traffic laws, including the latest rules, statistics, and court procedures. Are you a California resident? Check out Fight Your Ticket & Win in California.

How and When to Be Your Own Lawyer

Author: Robert W. Schachner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399527303
Release Date: 2000-05-01
Genre: Law

From filing small claims paperwork and using a law library to preparing a case and conducting a trial, readers learn basic legal techniques to handle their own civil claims.

How to Win Your Case in Small Claims Court Without a Lawyer

Author: Charlie Mann
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601383068
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

" ... With this comprehensive guide, you will get a complete run-through of everything you need to know before you submit your case to court. The book includes a checklist of things you need to look for before filing a claim, information on how the courts work, and all of the legal jargon--defined--that will be thrown around during the process. You will learn how to state a claim in formal documents and whether your case has a chance of win[n]ing. Different approaches to more than 15 different kinds of small claims cases are provided, along with the limitations on monetary compensation and methods for calculating your own limit. Different legal procedures for bringing legal action against individuals, couples, businesses, and corporations are also provided"--Cover, p. 4.

Appellate Advocacy in a Nutshell

Author: Alan D. Hornstein
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314223789
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Law

Effective Advocacy: in General; Theme; Structure; Appellate Process: Overview, Review Standards, Record, Jurisdiction. Multi-Judge Panels; Levels of Review: State Intermediate Courts, State Courts of Last Retort, Federal Courts of Appeals, Supreme Court; Taxonomy of Cases: Importance of Classification, Procedure; Criminal, Contracts, Torts, Administrative, Statutory, Constitutional; Arguments: In General, Fact; Doctrine, Policy; Process, Institutional; The Brief: Formalities, Petitioner, Respondent, Reply Briefs, Amicus, Questions Presented, Front Matter, Point Headings, Statement of Facts, Summary of Argument, Footnotes; Oral Argument: Preparation, Formalities, Style, First Petitioner, Second Petitioner, First Respondent, Second Respondent, Rebuttal, Authority, Hot and Cold Benches, Questions, Concluding; A Way of Working: Planning the Oral Argument, Learning From Experience, Planning, Performing and Reviewing Recursively (The Brief); Integrity of Argument.

How to Run Your Own Court Case

Author: Nadine Behan
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459604384
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Civil procedure

A simple, practical how-to guide to representing yourself in a non-criminal court or tribunal. It applies Australia-wide and covers all areas of non-criminal law, including debt, consumer claims, landlord and tenant issues, family law and appeals of government decisions. The book can be used by both the person bringing the action and someone defending an action brought against them. Although written for non-lawyers, it is also a useful resource for law students and new lawyers.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Lawsuits

Author: Victoria E. Green, J.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101443132
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Genre: Law

Have you been confused by a lawsuit? We can help. Millions of civil lawsuits are filed in the U.S. court system, costing billions of dollars in legal fees to those involved. The process is so complex that few people can pursue civil action without professional help, leaving them totally at a lawyer's mercy. Yet how many people truly know what they're getting into when they're involved in a lawsuit? The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Lawsuits clarifies the entire process in layman's terms. Expert litigator and law professor Victoria E. Green offers valuable insight into: ?The pros and cons of filing lawsuits ?How they begin and each party's response ?Selecting and paying attorneys ?Consequences of the settlement and appeals

Divorce After 50

Author: Janice Green
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322279
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

Today, 1 in 4 people going through a divorce are over 50. Over-50 divorces can be more financially burdensome because they usually involve alimony, retirement, health insurance, and Social Security benefits – this book covers all these issues and more.