You know you’ve made it when lawyers say nice things about you. Okay, just kidding. But it’s great to see pro se litigants get the respect we all deserve. Check out this feature story about Courtroom5 in Attorney At Law Magazine. And if you need help representing yourself in civil court, it’s time to join Courtroom5.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Our courts are made for lawyers and they’re resistant to change. But pro se litigants can and should do better with our cases. Case Manager can help.
The way we approach litigation says a lot about our odds in court. If it’s not ideal, the good news is that we can change. Yes, there are types of pro se litigants, defined by skill, emotion and personality. Discover your type to highlight your weaknesses and boost your chances of success.
On May 1st, Sylvia Ann Driskell, a 66-year-old Nebraska resident, sued every homosexual in the world. As ambassador for God and Jesus Christ, Ms. Driskell filed a seven-page handwritten complaint asking the federal district court in Omaha to determine whether homosexuality was a sin. Boiled down to its essence, her pro se complaint asserted that both the Bible and the dictionary had […]
Self-represented civil litigants often find themselves at a disadvantage in court. A number of factors contribute to this, including unfamiliarity with the legal process, lack of training and disdain held by some lawyers and even judges for pro se litigants. Want a fighting chance with the court system? Go into court with a certain demeanor. Some […]
So many articles, blogs and blog comments by lawyers bemoan the presence of self-represented litigants in court. Let’s take a look at the other side. As American citizens who want to represent themselves in court, pro se litigants often have to cope with supercilious lawyers. Maybe arrogant, disdainful or smug behavior from lawyers stems from law school […]
The ongoing deterioration of the legal system in the US and its negative effects on citizens seeking to defend themselves in court extends to the highest reaches of the judiciary. While it’s true that the poor state of the judiciary is not news (take the Bush v. Gore debacle as one glaring example), the Supreme Court […]