Category Archives: Trial Strategies

Making Your Case Understood: The Basics of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

If the judge or jury doesn't understand your case then the likelihood is that you will lose or not get the full amount of damages. Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can help jurors absorb new information.

Offers of Proof – Preserving Error in Trial

Information on an Offer of Proof and preserving error can be gained by researching case law, reading the Rules of Civil Procedure or Rules of Court, and practicing. If you have never been in a trial then we suggest

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

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

Now Available! – The Guerrilla Guide to Small Claims Court

We're pleased to announce that, after much editing and revising, the newest book in the Guerrilla Guides to the Law series is now available! The Guerrilla Guide to Small Claims Court is the one book that covers small claims court

Going Off the Record

If you ever take the time to go to court and watch hearings or trials, and you should if you are going to represent yourself, you will see lawyers and judges agreeing to go "off the record" on a regular

Catch ‘Em by Surprise

I'm going to veer from the more substantive posts I've been doing lately to discuss a trial tactic that is particularly applicable with pro se litigants (people representing themselves in lawsuits). And although I always hated it when I heard

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

Be an Aggressive Pro Se but Be Prepared

This article is going to be about two topics that combine in many ways, being aggressive and being prepared. I really don't like to use bad language in a post but there is a saying that trial lawyers have which

A Tip on Admitting Evidence for Trial

Evidence is one of, if not the, most difficult topics for a pro se litigant to grasp. Every day I look on the internet and see people ranting about wanting to recuse their judge because they wouldn't allow them to