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Represent yourself in court : how to prepare & try a winning case

Author: Paul Bergman; Sara J Berman-Barrett
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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1. Going it alone in court -- 2. The courthouse and the courtroom -- 3. Starting your case -- 4. Overview of pretrial procedures -- 5. Investigating your case -- 6. Settlement -- 7. Pretrial motions -- 8. What you need to prove at trial : the plaintiff's perspective -- 9. What you need to prove at trial : the defendant's perspective -- 10. Selecting the decisionmaker -- 11. Opening statement -- 12. Direct  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Bergman; Sara J Berman-Barrett
ISBN: 9781413307108 1413307108
OCLC Number: 137331344
Notes: Issues for 2013- cataloged as a serial in LC.
Description: 524 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Going it alone in court --
The courthouse and the courtroom --
Starting your case --
Pretrial procedures --
Investigating your case --
Settlement --
Pretrial motions --
Proving your case at trial : the plaintiff's perspective --
Proving your case at trial : the defendant's perspective --
Selecting the decision maker --
Opening statement --
Direct examination --
Cross-examination --
Closing argument --
Exhibits --
Basic rules of evidence --
Making and responding to objections --
Organizing a trial notebook --
Expert witnesses --
When your trial ends : judgments and appeals --
Representing yourself in divorce court --
Representing yourself in bankruptcy court --
Help beyond the book : people, places, and publications.
Responsibility: by Paul Bergman & Sara J. Berman-Barrett ; cartoons by Mike Twohy.
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1. Going it alone in court -- 2. The courthouse and the courtroom -- 3. Starting your case -- 4. Overview of pretrial procedures -- 5. Investigating your case -- 6. Settlement -- 7. Pretrial motions -- 8. What you need to prove at trial : the plaintiff's perspective -- 9. What you need to prove at trial : the defendant's perspective -- 10. Selecting the decisionmaker -- 11. Opening statement -- 12. Direct examination -- 13. Cross-examination -- 14. Closing argument -- 15. Exhibits -- 16. Basic rules of evidence -- Making and responding to objections -- 18. Organizing a trial notebook -- 19. Expert witnesses -- 20. When your trial ends : judgment & appeals -- 21. Representing yourself in divorce court -- 22. Represent yourself in bankruptcy court -- 23. Getting help from attorneys : hiring a legal coach -- 24. Legal research -- Glossary -- Index.

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