Category Archives: Legal Theory

Careful Case Preparation is the Key to Winning Your Case

Understanding legal concepts and how to spot problems is important for winning your case.

Case preparation and understanding legal concepts are important for winning your case.

Representing Yourself in Court

Most people come to this website because they have been sued or want to sue somebody and don't have the money for a lawyer. Representing yourself is not something that everyone should attempt.

Recent Supreme Court Opinions and Why They Are Important

We're not a political website, even though occasionally we turn Lawyer X loose on the internet and let him post to various comment sections on web pages. LessonsInLaw.com doesn't care whether you are liberal or conservative, and most lawyers will

The Two Most Important Parts of Representing Yourself in a Case

When I was first approached about writing the Guerrilla Guides to the Law, we made the decision that they were going to be dedicated to one topic each, there would be no specific length of book or word count required, and

How to Read A Law or Statute

One of the biggest mistakes someone pro se (or someone representing themselves) can make is misreading a law or statute. Some statutes or laws are written with language that is easy to understand. Unfortunately, those are few and far between.  Most

What You Can Learn Here – Realistic Expectations

I've heard people who are representing themselves boast that they're "as smart as any lawyer". I'd wager the people making this assertion are correct, to an extent. Just as with any other section of society there are smart lawyers and

Pro Se Parties Should Think…Then Act

​If you have read through the articles on this website then you know that not only do we believe that a person deciding to handle a lawsuit themselves is not only appropriate but in some cases can even be more

Sources for Legal Information

We've said this before and we just want to take a moment to restate it, be careful where you get information. There are a number of websites that exist out there, particularly in the are of debt collection, that are

The Most Important Lesson to Learn

The number one problem facing most people who try to represent themselves, also known as appearing pro se or pro per, is that they don't understand the concepts behind what they are doing. Note I didn't say they don't know