Represent Yourself in Court

Represent Yourself in Court

How to Prepare & Try A Winning Case

Book - 2013 | Eighth edition
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"Sometimes it makes sense to handle a court case without an attorney. This book breaks down the trial process into easy-to-understand steps so that you can act as your own lawyer -- safely and efficiently. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Nolo, 2013
Edition: Eighth edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781413319446
1413319440
Branch Call Number: 347.73 BERGMAN
Characteristics: 543 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

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Saint_Mirin
Jan 07, 2015

If you have a small claims case then you're much better off getting a free copy of the pro se handbook with guidelines from the local courthouse website. Info about family cases and free easy to fill out forms are also available. If you have a larger case then only some parts of this book will be helpful. You'll need to read and comply with all local rules and you'll be better served by pulling up similar pleadings and motions to use as examples. Using templates for superior court cases is unwise. Someone at the clerks office can help you find similar cases with pleadings and motions. This book can't do any of that and ultimately I found individual research to be of much more value even down to deposition tips. *I'm not an attorney and no part of my review should be taken as legal advice. Always seek the advice of a legal professional. :)

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