The Motion to Dismiss and the Motion for Summary Judgment both present a chance to end your case, but similarities between the two are few. Arguing one when you should be arguing the other could hand you a loss in court. So know your motion and understand the differences between it and a similar motion.
What deadline did the court set in its order requiring the parties to complete discovery? When is your appellate brief or notice of appeal due when you’ve lost your case? Questions like these are answered by the clerk of court, not the judge. It’s rendition time.
On the heels of a major victory in federal court, Brian Vukadinovich has learned enough to write a manual for the pro se plaintiff. This short but comprehensive manual is filled with helpful tips on the entire process of bringing a lawsuit to trial, and winning it. Is it difficult to represent yourself in court? Yes. Is it doable with the right preparation? Absolutely!
Everyone has a favorite lawyer joke. Strange how the punch line always hinges on a lawyer’s lack of ethics. My greatest of all time is the engineer who goes to hell.
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Visit your local eviction court to see the judicial system chew people up and spit them out. It’s a battle between property owners and those who can’t afford shelter. No legal knowledge or training is needed to see the essential injustice in this process. But the rules of an unjust system are made to be broken.
There’s no need for panic when you’re served with a summary judgment motion. Usually the lawyer on the other side just wants to bully you into a bad settlement. You can bet one of these five approaches will give you solid grounds for opposing it.
The clerk has given you a court ordered form to be completed before your court date. Why can’t you just fill out the form and show up for court? Because that form is not designed for real litigation. It’s designed to help your judge clear the docket at the lowest cost in the fastest time. But your case deserves better than that. Your case deserves Courtroom5.
There are few things more delightful than watching self-represented defendants handle plaintiff’s lawyers and the judges who love them. For good reasons, a court reporter is almost always present when that happens. It’s a rare joy, but I got to see it twice last month.
It’s not that hard to keep your case on its feet. Even when the law and facts aren’t on your side, you don’t have to lose by knockout. Hear these cries for help from your case, and take its advice to get back in the ring and fight.