Advantages to Representing Yourself in Court

Does someone who serves as his own lawyer have a fool for a client?  That really depends on how you look at it.  Although the court system can (and is) more than a little intimidating, there are some distinct advantages to representing yourself- advantages that attorneys do not share. 1.  Leeway:  Attorneys can expect little […]

Top Ten Tips for Your Day in Court

1. Don’t Miss Your Court Date. Court is not an appointment that can be missed or rescheduled. If you miss your court date (including being late) for a criminal case or contempt matter, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. If the hearing is not a criminal matter, you will likely lose the case […]

How to Lose Gracefully

No one likes a sore loser.  That truth is particularly applicable to a court proceeding, where winning or losing may depend entirely upon the whim of one person (i.e., the judge).  When a judge issues a ruling in the other party’s favor (i.e., grants a motion), it is all too easy for the losing party […]