Represent Yourself in Court

Represent Yourself in Court

How to Prepare & Try A Winning Case

Book - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
Simplifies and breaks down the trial process so that anyone can act as their own lawyer, offering information on how to file court papers, handle depositions, comply with courtroom decisions, pick a jury and prepare evidence and line up witnesses. By the authors of The Criminal Law Handbook. Original. Charts. Tables. Graphs. Forms.

Ingram Publishing Services
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.
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:
    • transition to law school, if you’re a law student
    • file court papers
    • get help from an attorney or legal coach
    • obtain and prepare your evidence, including social media postings
    • handle depositions
    • line up and prepare witnesses
    • present an opening statement
    • cross examine hostile witnesses
    • make and respond to objections
    • pick a jury if necessary
    • deal with the court clerk and judge
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.

Publisher: Berkeley, California : Nolo, 2016
Edition: 9th edition
ISBN: 9781413323085
Branch Call Number: 347.73 BER 2016
Characteristics: 536 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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