Author: Paul Bergman
Release Date: 2016-09-21
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.
Author: Paul Bergman
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.
Author: Paul Bergman
Release Date: 2013-10-15
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.
Author: Douglas Page
Publisher: Page Publishing.
Release Date: 2015-03-29
Genre: Criminal law
How To Represent Yourself In Criminal Court is a practical guide for anyone facing representing themselves in court. With extremely clear guidelines and numerous step-by-step examples, this book will lead you through all stages of the criminal process in England & Wales from arrest to sentencing. Representing yourself in court can be a daunting and complex process. Putting legal jargon into plain English, and demystifying the process, you will learn what to expect and how to prepare. The aim is to enable you to understand and participate in the proceedings, rather than leave the courtroom wondering what just happened and whether you should have said something. The sound and matter-of-fact advice is based on the author's years as a barrister, both defending and prosecuting in the UK criminal justice system. This book is an invaluable tool and indispensable guide for anyone faced with representing themselves in court.
Gerry Spence is perhaps America's most renowned and successful trial lawyer, a man known for his deep convictions and his powerful courtroom presentations when he argues on behalf of ordinary people. Frequently pitted against teams of lawyers thrown against him by major corporate or government interests, he has never lost a criminal case and has not lost a civil jury trial since l969. In Win Your Case, Spence shares a lifetime of experience teaching you how to win in any arena-the courtroom, the boardroom, the sales call, the salary review, the town council meeting-every venue where a case is to be made against adversaries who oppose the justice you seek. Relying on the successful courtroom methods he has developed over more than half a century, Spence shows both lawyers and laypersons how you can win your cases as he takes you step by step through the elements of a trial-from jury selection, the opening statement, the presentation of witnesses, their cross-examinations, and finally to the closing argument itself. Spence teaches you how to prepare yourselves for these wars. Then he leads you through the new, cutting-edge methods he uses in discovering the story in which you form the evidence into a compelling narrative, discover the point of view of the decision maker, anticipate and answer the counterarguments, and finally conclude the case with a winning final argument. To make a winning presentation, you are taught to prepare the power-person (the jury, the judge, the boss, the customer, the board) to hear your case. You are shown that your emotions, and theirs, are the source of your winning. You learn the power of your own fear, of honesty and caring and, yes, of love. You are instructed on how to role-play through the use of the psychodramatic technique, to both discover and tell the story of the case, and, at last, to pull it all together into the winning final argument. Whether you are presenting your case to a judge, a jury, a boss, a committee, or a customer, Win Your Case is an indispensable guide to success in every walk of life, in and out of the courtroom.
Caught up in a civil lawsuit? This book explains each step of the civil litigation process from pre-litigation investigation through trial on the merits to give you the best chance of prevailing in your efforts whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant. Its detailed explanations of the various requirements of the litigation process are supported with detailed checklists that insure you leave nothing to chance as you work through the process and help you avoid the costly mistakes pro se litigants commonly make as they fight their lawsuits. Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant and whether you decide to employ a lawyer or represent yourself, this book gives you the information you need to make sure that you have the best chance of prevailing as you proceed.
Author: Paul Bergman
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Criminal law books are usually for lawyers. Not this one. It is the preeminent overview of the criminal justice system for consumers. It’s for anyone interested in the criminal justice system, from those personally involved in it to those who simply want to understand it. It’s the perfect gift for friends who love CSI and Law & Order, or the popular podcast Serial. It’s one of two Nolo books to appear in a movie Teaching Mrs. Tingle w/ Helen Mirren (1999).
Author: Judge Philip Straniere
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Real advice you can trust and use in small claims court When every other method to collect has failed, a small claim is the right remedy to seek. If you're looking at either prosecuting or defending in a small claims court, with or without an attorney, the information presented in Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies is indispensable. The nuances of small claims courts vary from state to state, but the basic approach in preparing and presenting a small claims case is extremely uniform no matter where you are. Regardless of state or circumstance, you can find, trust, and use the info in Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies to prepare yourself for your court date. You'll find everything you need to know including establishing a case, settling or mediating a dispute, fees, applications, and other paperwork, statues of limitations, securing witnesses and experts, preparing for court, filing for appeal, case studies and more. Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies also includes the most current information and resources on specific laws, statues, dollar limits, and procedures. Includes the most current information and resources on specific laws, statues, dollar limits, and procedures Offers practical information on securing witnesses and experts Complemented with real-world examples of small claims court cases If you're headed to small claims court, either as a plaintiff or a defendant, you'll want Filing & Winning Small Claims For Dummies in your corner!
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.
Author: David Brown
Release Date: 2013-08-15
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.
Author: Stephen Elias
Release Date: 2018-08-13
Legal Research: Take the law into your own hands Do you have legal questions at home, at work, or as part of law-related course work? Legal Research provides everything you need, laying out easy-to-follow research methods that will help you find the right answers. Find out how to: locate and understand statutes, regulations, and cases make sure your research is 100% up to date organize your research results into a memorandum of law for use at school, at work, or in court. Completely updated for the 17th edition, Legal Research shows how to use the Web to find statutes, cases, background information, and answers to specific legal questions. Even more important, you’ll be guided to the most reliable and user-friendly sites, so you won’t drown in an information flood. Lots of examples and easy-to-understand instructions teach you how to use all the basic legal research tools, including: Internet search engines reliable free legal websites legal encyclopedias, periodicals, and treatises annotated legal codes and statutes published reports of state and federal court cases case digests and Shepard’s Citations the best legal blogs
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.
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.