Tag Archives: representing yourself in court

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.

The Difference Between Pro Se and Pro Per

Pro se vs Pro per

A party who proceeds in a lawsuit without an attorney is “appearing in their own person” and the legal abbreviations for the Latin term indicating this are Pro Se or Pro Per. Both are correct and mean the exact same

The Guerrilla Guides to the Law

This website was started with the intent to educate readers on how to represent themselves in almost any case.  Our published book series, The Guerrilla Guides to the Law, provides an in-depth look  at specific subjects on lawsuits to help

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.

Coming Soon – A Free Guerrilla Guide to Lawsuits

We are continuing to produce great books for sale at a great price (The Guerrilla Guides to the Law), so we thought we'd tip you off about a new ebook that will be coming soon. It is still in the editing process

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

Important Things to Know About Probate

Most people have an absolutely incorrect understanding of what is involved in probate, what a will actually is, and what the terms used in probate mean. These simple rules should help to develop at least a basic understanding of what is

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

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