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.

How to Represent Yourself in Criminal Court

Author: Douglas Page
Publisher: Page Publishing.
ISBN: 099323030X
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.

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

Win Your Case

Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429909013
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Law

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.

The Pro Se Litigant s Civil Litigation Handbook

Author: Kenn Goldblatt
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781504984553
Release Date: 2016-03-17
Genre: Law

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.

Legal Research

Author: Stephen Elias
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413321821
Release Date: 2015-08-12
Genre: Law

"Learn how to research like a lawyer, locate key sources online or in the library, put your results to work in the real world"--Cover.

The Criminal Law Handbook

Author: Paul Bergman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324709
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Law

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).

Nolo s Plain English Law Dictionary

Author: Gerald Hill Attorney
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413315493
Release Date: 2009-05-11
Genre: Law

Learn the language of the law, without the legalese! Open the average law dictionary and chances are you'll feel more confused than before you read a word. Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary is different. From "abrogate" to "zero tape", we've cut down on the Latin and defined common (and some not-so-common) terms you can really use to understand and access the law. Set aside those dusty, outdated law dictionaries! Written for the 21st century, this essential reference contains complete definitions of the legal terms you need today. If you're a law student, paralegal, accountant, small business owner or librarian -- anyone whose work or life touches the law -- this fully up-to-date A to Z guide puts access to the law into your hands. Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary contains 3,800 plain-English legal definitions, including many newly coined terms you'll find online and off, such as "typosquatting" and "patent troll". Of course, if you need definitions for legal standards -- even when they're in Latin -- you'll find those here too. Plus, find a copy of the Constitution of the United States of America for your reference in the pages following the complete list of definitions.

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.

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.

Representing Yourself in Court

Author: Devlin Farmer
Publisher: Self Counsel Press
ISBN: 1770402268
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Law

There are problems galore in self-representation in court, but this book practically guides you through the process to avoid pitfalls and to give you the most effective chance of success in your case.

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.