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Prepare and present a winning civil court case!
Written in plain English, Represent Yourself in Court breaks down the trial process into easy-to-understand steps so that you can act as your own lawyer -- safely and efficiently. Find out what to say, how to say it, even where to stand when you address the judge and jury.
Armed with these simple but thorough instructions, you'll be well prepared to achieve good results, without the cost of an attorney. Find out how to:
Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, this book will help you confidently handle a divorce, personal injury case, landlord/tenant dispute, breach of contract, small business dispute or any other civil lawsuit.
The 6th edition is completely updated to include the latest rules and court procedures and more sample documents to help guide you through your case.
The 6th Edition of Represent Yourself in Court contains completely updated legal information, including:
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About the Author
Sara J. Berman-Barrett is a professor at Concord Law School and co-founder of PASS Bar Review. She is the co-author of Represent Yourself in Court and The Criminal Law Handbook and the author of numerous articles and law course materials.
Table of Contents1 Going It Alone in Court
2 The Courthouse and the Courtroom
3 Starting Your Case
4 Overview of Pre-Trial Procedures
5 Investigating Your Case
7 Pre-Trial Motions
8 What you Need to Prove at Trial: The Plaintiff's Perspective
9 What you Need to Prove at Trial: The Defendant's Perspective
10 Selecting the Decision Maker
11 Opening Statement
12 Direct Examination
14 Closing Argument
16 Basic Rules of Evidence
17 Making and Responding to Objections
18 Organizing a Trial Notebook
19 Expert Witnesses
20 When Your Trial Ends: Judgments & Appeals
21 Representing Yourself in Divorce Court
22 Represent Yourself in Bankruptcy Court
23 Getting Help from Attorneys: Hiring a Legal Coach
24 Legal Research