Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare & Try a Winning Case (Google eBook)
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.
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Represent yourself in court: how to prepare and try a winning caseUser Review - Book Verdict
The nuts and bolts of self-representation in court are presented in this detailed, sensible book. The authors describe the legal process from the investigation of the case through the collection of a judgment, with an emphasis on what happens in the courtroom. Bergman and Berman-Barrett share the procedures and methods a lay person needs to survive in an environment that is not necessarily friendly to nonattorneys. Understanding that in the law the devil is in the details, they take pains to avoid oversimplification, and they do an equally good job of illuminating concepts like burden of proof and procedures like marking and identifying exhibits. The authors highlight important information with icons that alert the reader to a practical suggestion, warn of a potential problem, or refer to other resources on the subject. Highly recommended for even modest legal self-help collections, including those that already own Robert Schachner's How and When To Be Your Own Lawyer (LJ 3/1/ 93).-Joan Pedzich, Harris, Beach & Wilcox, Rochester, N.Y.
Review: Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare & Try a Winning CaseUser Review - Goodreads
This is a good introductory book for anyone who wishes to gain more insight into representing themselves in court, particularly civil court. If your wish is to represent yourself in court, this book ...
Basic Rules of Evidence
Making and Responding to Objections
Organizing a Trial Notebook
When Your Trial Ends Judgments and Appeals
Representing Yourself in Family Court
Representing Yourself in Bankruptcy Court
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Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare & Try a Winning Case
Paul Bergman,Sara Berman
No preview available - 2010