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Author Bergman, Paul, 1943- author.

Title Represent yourself in court : how to prepare & try a winning case / Paul Bergman, J.D. & attorney Sara J. Berman ; cartoons by Mike Twohy.

Edition 9th edition.
Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Nolo, 2016.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  347.73504 BER    AVAILABLE
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Description 536 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Note "Includes sample documents & glossary"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 family court -- Representing yourself in bankruptcy court -- Help beyond the book : people, places, and publications.
Summary From preparing paperwork to making persuasive arguments to collecting a judgment once the case is over, readers will learn to represent themselves in all lawsuits. Updated information includes the latest rules and court procedures.
Subject Trial practice -- United States -- Popular works.
Pro se representation -- United States -- Popular works.
Civil procedure -- United States -- Popular works.
Genre Law for laypersons.
Added Author Berman-Barrett, Sara J., 1964- author.
Twohy, Mike, illustrator.
Nolo (Firm)
ISBN 9781413323085 (pbk.)
1413323081 (pbk.)
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