Tag Archives: legal research

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.

How to Win a Legal Argument

Lessons In Law: How to Win a Legal Argument People are often confused about what is meant by a legal argument. When they think of the word “argument” they think of two people quarreling over a particular topic. Sometimes the

Why Pro Se Parties Lose

As usual, we were prowling the internet and looking over some of the forums where people who are representing themselves gather to discuss their issues and what we found was absolutely frightening. First, a word of warning. People should be

Case Law – Be Sure You Know What You’re Reading

A legal expert sent us an email and asked that we post a short article on this topic to help out people representing themselves. These are things that lawyers learn early and it's easy to overlook that everyone might not

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

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

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

Pro Se and Representing Yourself in Court

There are several phrases associated with representing yourself in court. "Pro Se" is actually a Latin phrase meaning "on one's own behalf" and is the most common way to refer to a person representing themselves in a legal situation. Another phrase

There is No Substitute for Knowledge

One of the most enlightening things I have done as a writer, and I wish I had been able to do it it back when I was an active trial lawyer, is to go to the various websites and forums and