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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.

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

Small Claims Court Lawsuits

With the decline in the economy and the rising cost of attorney’s fees, many people are choosing to represent themselves and using the small claims court system in their state rather than going through the more expensive and lengthier processes

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

Two Things To Help a Pro Se Beat a Lawyer

Pro Se litigants, which means people who represent themselves in  lawsuit, don't lose their cases because the system is against them, or because the lawyer paid off the judge, or because they did a great job and the judge doesn't

Free Webinars for Pro Se Litigants (or Potential Litigants)

We are considering offering free webinars periodically for people who visit the website. The webinar would be done by one of our writers, likely the writer for The Guerrilla Guides to the Law, Lawyer X. We want to get some

I’ve Been Accused of a Crime. Should I Talk to the Police?

This is an extremely easy question to answer. No. Never, ever talk to the police without first hiring a lawyer and having them with you or at least on call. The police are never, ever on the side of a

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

Types of Appeals from Municipal Court, Small Claims Courts, and Justice of the Peace Courts

There are a number of different courts which deal with minor matters such as traffic or municipal tickets or small claims. However, many of these cases end in such a way that one party feels the need to appeal. How