Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare & Try a Winning Case (Paperback)

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Paul Bergman is a Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and a recipient of a University Distinguished Teaching Award. His recent books include Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies (Andrews & McMeel); Trial Advocacy: Inferences, Arguments, Techniques (with Moore and Binder, West Publishing Co.); and Represent Yourself In Court and The Criminal Law Handbook (both with Sara Berman, Nolo). He has also published numerous articles in law journals and regularly gives presentations on how law and lawyers are portrayed in film. His blog on the criminal justice system can be found at The Rap Sheet: Nolo's Criminal Law Blog.

Sara J. Berman 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.
Sometimes it makes sense to handle a court case without an attorney. Learn about acting as your own lawyer in Nolo's easy-to-use, plain-English guide, Represent Yourself in Court.

This book 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. Get details on how to:

• file court papers
• present an opening statement
• deal with pretrial issues
• cross-examine hostile witnesses
• handle depositions
• make and respond to objections
• pick a jury if necessary
• get help from an attorney or
• discover, obtain and legal coach
prepare your evidence
• deal with the court clerk and judge
• line up and prepare witnesses

Whether you're 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.

This edition has been revised with the latest rules and court procedures, and includes updated information on electronic discovery rules and fax filing procedures. Plus, you'll get enhanced materials on court assistance for pro per litigants and an expanded discussion of self-representation in bankruptcy court.

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ISBN 9781413319446
Genre LAW / Courts
Format Paperback
Pages 543
Publisher Date 2013-10-16 00:00:00.0
Publisher Nolo
Copyright Year 2013
Height 10.25 in
Wdth 8.0 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 2.4 lb
Language English
Subtitle How to Prepare & Try a Winning Case
Series Name Represent Yourself in Court
Edition Number 8
Audience General/trade
Authors Bergman, Paul
Country of Origin United States

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