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Offers of Proof – Preserving Error in Trial

As most of the readers here know, I spent twenty years taking cases to jury trials. I had so many hearings in front of judges I never even kept count. However, I can say that, other than not understanding the Rules

Tax Related Identity Theft

Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number or ITIN to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. Find out what to do, who to contact, and how to protect yourself.

Sorry for the Delay in Posting

We have a number of websites and were hit with a variety of problems and it took us months to clean them up. However, LessonsinLaw.com is a website which is used by a lot of people who are concerned about

SCAM ALERT: Mexican Timeshares

Occasionally we run an article on scams that we see popping up and one of the newest ones prays on the people who are already stuck with a timeshare and getting desperate to get rid of it and out from

How to Win a Legal Argument

People are often confused about what is meant by a legal argument. When they think of the word "argument" they think of two people quarreling over a particular topic. Sometimes the debate gets heated and turns into yelling and other

Spend Your Time Learning, Not Looking for a Form

When a pro se litigant begins to choose books (like our Guerrilla Guides to the law) , listen to podcasts (like ours) or watch videos (ours will be coming soon) they often see reviews or comments by others about the

How to Get and Prepare Evidence for Your Case

The best place to start accumulating evidence is through the use of discovery. Interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admission sent to the other party will often provide all of the evidence necessary to win a case.

Why Pro Se Parties Lose

As usual, we were prowling the internet and looking over some of the forums where people who are representing themselves gather to discuss their issues and what we found was absolutely frightening. First, a word of warning. People should be

Offers of Proof – A Lesson for Pro Se Litigants

Although any person is entitled to represent themselves in their lawsuit, unless you are going to put the time and effort into really learning the Rules of Civil Procedure (aka the Rules of Court) and the Rules of Evidence you’re

Areas of the Law that Really Require a Lawyer

  The law in every state allows people to represent themselves (known as appearing "pro se" or "pro per") in almost every kind of case. Despite the fact that a person with no training is allowed to do so, the