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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.

What is a Will?

A will is a simple and inexpensive way to document how property and personal possessions are to be distributed after a person’s death.

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

Representing Yourself in Family Law Cases

Representing yourself in a family law case is always an option but is it a good option? There are a few things you need to look at and a few questions you need to ask yourself (and answer honestly) to

Bail Bonds and Other Things to Consider if Arrested

We don't often talk on LessonsInLaw.com about criminal matters because 1) it is ALWAYS possible to have a lawyer if you are accused of a crime and there is a possibility of jail time, and 2) I think that anyone who

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

Res Judicata and Collateral Estoppel

Res judicata and collateral estoppel are two very important legal concepts which often arise and which few pro se litigants understand. We are gradually going to add additional articles to LessonsInLaw.com on more complex and/or specific legal topics rather than

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

Arbitration – One Form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (Video included)

​In an earlier article we discussed the most common form of alternative dispute resolution, more commonly referred to as ADR, mediation. In this post we are going to discuss arbitration, which is much more complicated and much less common. All