Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare & Try a Winning Case

REPRESENT YOURSELF IN COURT: HOW TO PREPARE & TRY A WINNING CASE, published by nolo, ISBN 9781413323085

Posted: 24 Jul 2018

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Sara Berman

AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence

Paul B. Bergman

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2016

Abstract

Many disputes are too big for small claims court but too small to justify a lawyer’s fee. This book helps readers learn the courtroom ropes so they are able to successfully handle their own case from start to finish. The book is idea for beginning law students as well is it breaks the pretrial and trial process down into easy-to-understand steps. Armed with these clear and thorough instructions, readers will be prepared to:

-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 readers are plaintiffs, defendants, or law students looking for the big picture and an overview of the civil litigation process, this book will help readers to handle or understand how to handle a bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant dispute, breach of contract case, small business dispute—or other civil lawsuit.

Keywords: represent yourself, civil litigation, pro se, pro per, self representation, civil courts, justice system

Suggested Citation

Berman, Sara and Bergman, Paul B., Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare & Try a Winning Case (September 1, 2016). REPRESENT YOURSELF IN COURT: HOW TO PREPARE & TRY A WINNING CASE, published by nolo, ISBN 9781413323085, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3218550

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