Who would you rather be?
Be Like Marcus
At Courtroom5, we help you perform like Marcus and avoid losing like Preston. Marcus is executing a strategy. He’s being proactive and getting fair outcomes at his hearings. By contrast, Preston is being dragged along in his case. If he doesn’t shape up soon, he could lose very badly.
Right now, you’re probably more like Preston. You have a civil case and no lawyer. You’re anxious and less prepared than you’d like. You worry about your case but do little to advocate it. You feel victimized because you can’t get a judge to do what’s right. You’re angry and intimidated. How do you end the case with an outcome that doesn’t crush you?
Take your litigation seriously
Courtroom5 provides a civil litigation platform that levels the playing field, so your case gets a fair hearing. At Courtroom5, you’ll craft a strategy to guide your litigation. You’ll find direction on how to proceed each step of the way. You’ll use document templates and legal research tools to aid the execution of your strategy.
When ABC Mortgage rejected Preston’s request for a loan modification, he stopped paying the mortgage on his home. Eventually, ABC brought a foreclosure action against him. Preston couldn’t afford a lawyer, so he had to defend himself in court. He came to Courtroom5.
- Strategy – Preston knows he’ll eventually lose his home, but he doesn’t have to lose quickly. He needs at least two years to get himself together, so he sets a goal of retaining the property for 1000 days. Preston’s strategy is to delay the foreclosure process until his finances improve.
- Direction – Preston first files a motion for extension of time to respond to the complaint. When that time runs out, he files a motion to dismiss the case. Deciding that motion takes a few months too, especially since he delayed setting a hearing. Then he does lots of discovery. He files motions to compel discovery, appeals any rulings against him, and so on. Everything he files delays a judgment.
- Execution – To delay the outcome as long as possible, Preston uses Courtroom5’s tools, training, and community. The mortgage company ultimately offers Preston a workout on his loan, and he gets to keep his home.
When Monica lost her job, she continued to pay her Friendly Bank credit card bill for several months, until her pockets were empty. She has tried to negotiate lower payments and a reduced interest rate, but Friendly won’t budge. Three weeks after she finds work, the bank sues her for nonpayment. She came to Courtroom5.
- Strategy – Monica just wants a reasonable payment plan, without all the extra fees Friendly Bank is charging for missed payments. Her goal is to put up a good fight until the bank realizes it’ll cost more in legal fees than to settle with her. To force a settlement, Monica’s strategy is to raise the bank’s litigation costs.
- Direction – Monica files lots of motions to make the bank’s lawyer work hard. She files a motion to dismiss the claim, asserts a huge list of affirmative defenses with her answer, and sends out multiple rounds of discovery. She conducts several depositions just to keep the bank’s lawyer busy and billing his client.
- Execution – To raise Friendly Bank’s cost of litigation, Monica uses Courtroom5’s tools, training, and community. Finally, the bank settles the case and offers Monica a fair payment plan.
Too Good Wrecker towed Daniel’s car and charged huge fees for its return. Daniel feels he’s been extorted, so he sues Too Good for conversion. He doesn’t care about the money, and he won’t accept a settlement. Daniel wants to make Too Good pay, and possibly put them out of business. He wants a jury to award him actual damages plus $50,000 in punitive damages. He came to Courtroom5.
- Strategy – To win his case, Daniel’s strategy is simply to avoid common pro se mistakes so he can drag Too Good in front of a jury. He’s a straight shooter who believes in his case. In Daniel’s opinion, this merchant shouldn’t even have a business license, and he’s sure a jury will agree.
- Direction – Daniel files a complaint with multiple counts. In the complaint, he properly asserts all the elements of each claim. He defeats a motion to dismiss his claims and conducts discovery based on a solid analysis of his case. In discovery, he finds evidence that Too Good tows cars illegally as a business practice. Daniel defeats Too Good’s motion for summary judgment. Eventually, he takes his case to trial.
- Execution – To get his case to trial, Daniel uses Courtroom5’s tools, training, and community. In the end, Daniel wins his case, and the jury awards twice the punitive damages he requested.
When is Courtroom5 not a good fit?
We can’t help with your criminal case (we just don’t know enough), and probably not your traffic ticket or eviction (unless it’s transferred to a proper court). We’re not set up to service your appeal, and we don’t offer forms (although we have some nice free samples).
Other than that, we’ve got you covered. You are nobody’s victim with Courtroom5 by your side. Our members have divorce and custody cases, foreclosures, debt, and probate matters, you name it. Come join us!
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