When you’ve been in a tug of war with your opponent for months in an attempt to get evidence on the record, and you still have gaps, consider questioning witnesses. It’s one of the best ways to prove or disprove a claim or defense. In fact, sometimes it’s the only way to get certain evidence on the record. So don’t let your pro se status stop you from using a subpoena to bring in a witness. Then, the fun really starts. And if you need help representing yourself in civil court, it’s time to join Courtroom5.
Picture this: Two pro se litigants — let’s call them Able and May — were sued for foreclosure by JPMorgan Chase Bank. (Names have been changed to protect privacy.) Able and May attempted to depose a bank vice president who had verified a mortgage assignment before it was actually created, but the bank didn’t like that […]