A sad fact of life is that Judge Judy’s court is only on television. In real court, reaching a just outcome isn’t the judge’s job. It’s yours. You either make your case or lose something really important — your money, credit, housing, or other privileges.
But litigation is an obstacle course, and there are lots of mistakes to make.
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If you’re in court without a lawyer, you’ll need all the help you can get. Take it from Brian Vukadinovich, who recently won a 5-day jury trial against an employer who’d wrongly terminated him:
I have represented myself in various state and federal courts for years and have experienced firsthand just how unfair our system of “justice” can be against a person who decides to represent himself. The reality is that the “system” doesn’t like it and will go out of its way to make it very difficult for a pro se to succeed. This is unfair, but sadly, it’s true.
Not long ago a federal judge looked me in the eye and told me just before the trial that I wouldn’t win. The judge did a lot of things during the trial to make it unfair for me, but I did win. The jury sided with me but the judge went out of his way to make it harder for me simply because I chose to represent myself. A pro se winning a court case is the exception and not the rule as the system will have a lot of built in roadblocks against a pro se litigant.
I continue to keep a close eye on things in the legal community and am very dismayed at what I have been seeing in the treatment of pro se litigants by the courts and the legal profession treating pro se’s as though they are second class citizens. This is very wrong but it is the reality. Winning my federal court case was not easy and I would never recommend anyone to go it alone if they didn’t have to.
I have kept a keen eye on Courtroom5 and am very impressed with what I have seen. I took the time to watch a recent course produced by Courtroom5 and the great information it gave and I couldn’t help thinking about how I definitely would have turned to Courtroom5 to help me with my case had I known about it while my case was going on. Sadly, many pro se cases get dismissed unfortunately just because of lack of knowledge as how to proceed which opposing lawyers capitalize on in having pro se cases dismissed on technicalities that otherwise could have been avoided.
Courtroom5 offers a magnificent service that can be very helpful to pro se litigants. When I saw that Courtroom5 charges so little for its services I thought it was a misprint. I would highly recommend to any pro se who is in need of some help in prosecuting his/her case to turn to Courtroom5. I for one am very happy to see such a company as Courtroom5 out there that is willing to help pro se people with their cases for such a low and very reasonable fee.
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As you’ll learn, the difference between a winning pro se litigant and someone victimized by the court is case law.