Tag Archives: discovery

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.

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

Holiday Season is a Great Time to Do Discovery

If you are pro se (aka pro per or representing yourself) then you need every advantage you can get. One of these is to catch them other side when they aren't at the top of their form. If you are

Discovery and Legal Research are the Most Important Skills of Being Pro Se

The real problem with representing yourself against a debt collector, in a divorce, or any other lawsuit is that you don't have as much knowledge as you need. You will never know as much about the law as a lawyer

Discovery Basics for the Pro Se Pt. 2 – What are Interrogatories?

Discovery is the process of obtaining facts, documents, and evidence in your lawsuit in order to evaluate and prepare your case. Interrogatories are probably the most basic form of discovery

Discovery Basics for the Pro Se Pt. 1 – What are Requests for Production?

Discovery is the process of obtaining facts, documents, and evidence in your lawsuit in order to evaluate and prepare your case. Request for Production obtains evidence for a case.

Dealing with a Difficult Lawyer on the Other Side

 A case with a difficult lawyer on the other side rates somewhere between a root canal and a rectal exam in the scheme of unpleasant things in life. The simple fact of the matter is that you have to be

The Importance of Discovery

Many people representing themselves in court, known in legal parlance as pro per or pro se, think that once they file the lawsuit then all they need to do is show up at the hearing. While certainly that is sometimes

Walk It Off

Even though I am no longer practicing law, I still do some consulting and often get calls from lawyers that I know wanting to bounce ideas off of me or ask questions. Just the other day I got just such

Objections Can Make Your Discovery Useless

A friend passed along this issue and asked us to write an entry on it since it is pretty common in lawsuits, but might be one of those issues that a person representing themselves pro se would not know. Discovery