It’s summary judgment time when all the facts line up for you, or against you. The case is over.
But it’s a high standard to meet, with lots of loopholes to help you fight back and turn the tables. The difference between a winning pro se litigant and someone victimized by the court is case law.
Do your legal research. Know the law. The best case law, statutes and procedures win.
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It’s a step by step guide for finding case law and statutes to support your case.
But to win, you’ll need more than the law. If you’re preparing for a dismissal hearing, here are the questions you need to ask:
What are the material facts in your case? Are any of them disputed? Does the motion for summary judgment list specific legal grounds and undisputed facts? Is all the discovery complete? Are there objections to any questions? Can an affidavit create or resolve a factual dispute? Can your opponent’s affidavit be attacked?
So we’re also sending our free 5-day course on How To Slay In Court Without a Lawyer to help you avoid the most common errors when representing yourself.
Good luck in your case!