Do you have a civil case and no lawyer? Are you anxious and less prepared than you’d like? Do you worry about your case but do little to advocate it? Do you feel victimized by the court because you can’t get a judge to do what’s right?
You’ve come to the right place. Courtroom5 is a community of self-represented civil litigants. We offer litigation tools for better performance in court, courses and workshops for building your skills, and a Q&A forum for peer advice and support.
With Courtroom5, you’ll have a civil litigation platform that levels the playing field so your case gets a fair hearing. You’ll be knowledgeable, confident, and ready to compete with the lawyer on the other side. The time you spend worrying will now be spent preparing the next step in your case.
$24.95 / month
It's the questions that drive us.
What should I file now? How should I phrase that point? What information do I need? How will this play out in court?
As a Courtroom5 member, you'll ask the right questions and find the answers on your own. And you'll move with impact on the answers you find.
Your case is too important for amateur hour. Join Courtroom5 today. Sleep better tonight.
|For guidance on “do it yourself” litigation, see Courtroom5.com.|
— Judge Richard A. Posner, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (retired)
People who never lodge their claim or respond to a complaint lose 100% of the time. Courtroom5 makes it easier to handle civil litigation without a lawyer — starting with filing or responding to a complaint. Our litigation platform helps you craft a case strategy, choose each next step, and execute those steps effectively.
Representing yourself effectively
Courtroom5 walks you through every step of the civil claims process, from start to finish. You will:
- quickly build the skills you need to represent yourself in court;
- maintain an online record of each party’s filings in the case;
- assemble your motions logically using guided legal templates;
- find statutes, cases and rules to support your arguments;
- plan and execute a strategy, schedule your work and track progress;
- collect and organize evidence to always be ready for trial;
- track expenses to get your costs paid when you win;
- get advice and encouragement from other pro se litigants;
- and much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this work on my type of case?
We can’t help with criminal cases, or traffic tickets or evictions. We’re not set up to service appeals, and we don’t offer fill-in-the-blank forms. Other than that, we’ve got you covered. Our members have divorce and custody cases, foreclosures, debt, probate matters, anything that relies on rules of procedure.
What if I have more than one case?
We strongly recommend a separate Courtroom5 profile for each case. But you’ll only need one membership. Set up your busiest case in the profile that comes with your membership. When you’re ready to manage another case, let us know and we’ll create a separate profile for it. (Limitations apply.)
Is there anything to install or download?
Courtroom5’s litigation platform runs securely in your web browser wherever you have an Internet connection. There’s nothing to install or download on your computer or other device. It works with all modern browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We process your subscription automatically with your chosen payment method, and you can update your billing preferences at any time.
Will the price change later?
Your monthly membership fee is set in stone when you join Courtroom5, and it stays the same for the entire life of your membership. However, rates may be higher for members who join in the future.
Is my personal information secure?
The security of your data is our #1 priority. We know how sensitive court records can be, so your privacy is guaranteed.
Your Courtroom5 account is maintained under 256-bit secure socket layer (SSL) encryption at an address known only by you. It is delivered only through an SSL-encrypted Internet connection. All files are stored securely behind an industry-leading firewall, protected from malware intrusion and unauthorized transmission.
Rest assured that no one sees your data without logging in to your Courtroom5 account with your secret login credentials.
What happens to my data when I cancel?
Cancel your subscription at any time by clicking the ‘Cancel’ button on your account dashboard.
Your subscription ends at the end of the billing period, and you won’t be charged again. At that time, we safely and securely delete your files and other data from our servers to ensure your privacy.
Are there any cancellation fees or long-term commitments?
No and no. A Courtroom5 subscription is month-to-month, and you may cancel at any time. There are no termination fees or other charges.
Can I get a refund if I don’t like it?
You may cancel your monthly subscription through your account at any time, but we cannot issue refunds for the days left on your subscription, or for previous periods.
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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 — author of the forthcoming Motion for Justice: I Rest My Case — 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 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 with my case had I known about it while my case was going on. Sadly, many pro se cases get dismissed just because of lack of knowledge on how to proceed, which opposing lawyers capitalize on in getting 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. I would highly recommend to any pro se who is in need of some help in prosecuting his/her case to turn to Courtroom5.
Your case deserves the best advocate you can find, and right now that’s you! If you’re serious about representing yourself — and if the outcome of your case matters — you want to do the best job you can.
So if you’re representing yourself in court, let Courtroom5 help you make the right moves. Sign up now!