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How to Win in Court
18 hours ago

Know What the Law Says!

One of the biggest case-losing mistakes is mis-reading statutes.

If you don't know what the law says, you'll have a hard time getting a judge to agree with you!

Statutory language must be interpreted according to well-established "rules of statutory interpretation".

The rules of statutory interpretation are vital to winning your case.

You need to know how courts interpret what the law makers meant when they wrote the law!

Too many "assume" they know what a statute says, but the only opinion that counts is what controlling appellate courts say a statute says.

Appellate courts apply rules of statutory interpretation.

You must learn these rules ... if you want to win!

Judges should never be allowed to play games with lawmakers' words.

Know the rules of statutory interpretation.

Our "How to Win in Court" course explains

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Taxbot
June 18, 2019

 


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If you offer professional legal services, it would be to your advantage to try finding ways to save your clients money. By making things easier on your clients financially, you’ll be able to help a wider range of people and grow your clientele easier. Here are some of the most effective ways to save clients money.

Offer Payment Plans

Instead of having to come up with all the money upfront for your legal fees, you can relieve some of the financial burden from your clients by allowing them to enroll in payment plans. It’s important to have an honest conversation with each client so that you can know exactly how much they’ll be able to pay when the bill comes due. You’ll also need to decide if you want to take payments weekly, biweekly, monthly or quarterly and draft up a written agreement that specifies when each payment is due.

Become Part of a Charitable Organization

You can assist low-income clients who need legal representation by joining a charitable organization that offers free or reduced-cost legal services. Many of these organizations serve specific demographics such as senior citizens, domestic violence victims or the immigrant and refugee populations. Money from grants and other federally funded programs goes toward funding these organizations so that legal representatives like you can continue to serve those in need.

Advise Getting a Loan

If you’re asked to work on any cases involving lawsuits, a lawsuit loan company can provide attorney case cost funding for your clients. Putting your clients in touch with one of the most reputable loan providers can ensure that everyone is paid in a timely manner without putting a huge strain on anyone’s budget. This will allow your clients to pay your legal fees in full and pay back the loan amounts to the lender at their convenience.

Consider Lowering You Rates

You don’t necessarily have to lower your rates for every case, but you might consider reducing your fees for clients who are struggling to pay their legal expenses. Offering your services at a reduced rate to first-time clients who have less financial means can also be beneficial. You can even offer your services on a sliding scale so that clients who can afford to pay more do so while lower-income individuals are given cost breaks.

Making your legal services more affordable can help ensure greater client satisfaction and boost your firm’s reputation. By finding ways to reduce your fees, you’ll be making your services more accessible for everyone seeking justice.


Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.

 

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How to Win in Court
June 17, 2019

 

Don't end up like this poor fellow!

He's trying to offer documents he's been counting on to win his case.

He's trying to present them for the first time on the day of the trial.

Big mistake!

His documents can do nothing unless they are admitted as "admissible evidence".

He will lose ... needlessly!

He thought he'd be tricky and surprise his opponents.

He hid his "evidence", waiting till the last minute to "spring it" on his opponent at trial, hoping it would be too late for his opponent to respond effectively.

Bad idea!

Ambush rarely works at trial ... no matter what you see on TV or the movies.

If you don't get your evidence in before trial, you'll likely not get it in at all.

Then you will lose ... needlessly!

You only get one bite at the trial apple.

Never trust that a document will be admitted ... even if it's sealed with royal wax imprinted by a king's ring and draped with silk ribbons.

If you assume you have "evidence" to spring on your opponent at trial, you are playing a dangerous game, risking everything for no advantage whatever.

Evidence that isn't admitted isn't evidence!

Authenticate your evidence before trial.

Our "How to Win in Court" course shows how.

For information on the "How to Win in Court” self-help course, click HERE

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How to Win in Court
June 14, 2019

 

What is the goal of legal writing?

Impress the judge?

Confuse the opponent?

Or, win the case?

In law, the goal is to win!

Every word, spoken in the courtroom or written on paper filed with the clerk and served on the other side, must aim toward a specific goal.

Any words not aimed at the goal must go!

Most of what I've seen from pro se people (and quite a bit from the dozens of lawyers I had to deal with since 1987 when I first started as a licensed attorney) read more like a long-winded story.

Legal writing is NOT "story-telling"!

Every word has a purpose.

Any word that does nothing to achieve the goal (which is winning, by the way) must go.

Say what needs saying and stop!

Aim every word at your goal.

You don't need a "novelist's eye" or a "bartender's ear", like Jimmy Buffett.

You're assembling the parts of a powerful engine.

Write case-winning paperwork.

Our "How to Win in Court" course shows

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How to Win in Court
June 10, 2019

 

Depositions let you show people things and ask them questions under oath with an official court reporter making a written record before trial.

The deponent (person being deposed) is exposed to criminal penalties for perjury (lying under oath).

Depositions are your opportunity to put your opponent and every necessary witness under oath before trial and get answers to questions that go beyond the tight restrictions of the rules of evidence that control at trial!

The facts you seek at a deposition need not be admissible at trial so long as they are "reasonably calculated to lead to discovery of admissible evidence".

Know how and when to take depositions.

Our "How to Win in Court" course explains.

For information on the "How to Win in Court, self-help course, click HERE.

How to Win in Court
June 7, 2019

 

You can get your opponent's toothbrush or bank records, if they will help you win your case. Either your opponent turns them over or you can send your opponent to jail!

This tool is called a Request for Production.

Use it to see documents or things ... all kinds of documents and things.

Requests for Production require your opponent to produce documents and tangible things ... so you can inspect and copy them.

Finding evidence this way is easy!

Force your opponent to produce ... or send him to jail.

Our "How to Win in Court" course shows how.

For information on the "How to Win in Court, self-help course, click HERE.

How to Win in Court
May 31, 2019

Control those who Control YOU!

The Wild Wild West was won by a few folks clever enough to establish "Law & Order" in the unsettled wilds west of the Mississippi by bringing along:

  • A thoroughly-read Bible,
  • A Colt revolver and Winchester rifle,
  • A good horse and well-provisioned wagon, and
  • A sturdy copy of Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England


England, did you say?

Yup!

In that single book (you can get a Kindle or Nook version for free) written before our Declaration of Independence, those early settlers found enough common-sense law to jail bandits, hang rustlers, and open the way for railroads and booming towns and cities ... impossible without law and order.

Contrary to what you see on TV, it wasn't faster guns or bigger fists that settled lawless towns like Tombstone and Dodge City. It was the support of local townsfolk who wanted law and order. People who believed in the principles of Justice found in those two books: the Bible and Blackstone. People with courage to put an end to lawlessness.

Yet today we face a new threat ... lawlessness!

It may be a bank using fraud to foreclose.

It may be a corrupt business partner, ex-spouse, or next-door neighbor out-of-control.

For many it's the threat of government officials refusing to follow the law - tax collectors, police officers, and corrupt judges who break the law to allow fraud to reign free in their courts as lawyers rape people who do not know "How to Win in Court".

When "the law" becomes outlaw, there's only one remedy.

People who know how to use the Rules to put a stop to it!

Solve your legal problems today the same way western settlers brought lawlessness to its knees in the Wild West more than a century ago ... learn the Rules!

Justice is Yours for the Taking!

Protect yourself from lawless legal officials, scheming bankers, incompetent doctors, rival siblings, and anyone else who seeks to do you harm. Learn "How to Win in Court"!

That's how the West was won!

For information on the "How to Win in Court, self-help course, click HERE.

How to Win in Court
May 29, 2019

Ignorance of the Law is NO EXCUSE!

Can you find the official law that decides who wins your case?

Do you know how to find appellate court reports?

Do you know how to read statutes, code, and ordinances?

It's easier than you might imagine!

Thanks to the internet and price competition, online legal research is now within the reach of most pocketbooks.

Learn how to find the law.

Learn how to cite the law in your pleadings, motions, memoranda, and briefs.

Clever argument is not enough.

Be assured your opponent will cite legal authorities favoring his case.

You must do the same, if you want to win.

Our "How to Win in Court" course explains in language you will understand.

For information on the "How to Win in Court, self-help course, click HERE.

How to Win in Court
May 24, 2019

Whether you're training for the Olympics or trying to win a case in court, winners know they must exercise, prepare themselves, and be ready for competition.

Most court cases can be won before trial.

Our course will show you:

Proper pleadings.

Evidence discovery tools.

Motions and memoranda.

Courtroom objections.

Pleadings frame the case and tell the court what the fight is about.

Evidence proves the facts alleged.

Motions "move" the court to act.

Courtroom objections put the judge on notice he will be appealed if he rules against you!

For information on the "How to Win in Court, self-help course, click HERE.

How to Win in Court
May 22, 2019

 

Find the Law that Controls the Judge!

Otherwise, you cannot hope to win!

You cannot win without citing "legal authority".

You cannot cite "legal authority" if you don't know how to find it.

The judge is not "legal authority".

Judges are required to obey "legal authority".

Tell a judge your personal opinions about the law and how you think he should rule, and see how far it gets you!

The only opinions that count in court are written opinions of appellate courts.

Your opinions count for nothing in court.

Control the judge with "legal authority" by researching and citing appellate court opinions.

Controlling judges is what wins cases!

Your opponent will cite legal authorities.

You must do the same ... if you want to win.

For information on the "How to Win in Court, self-help course, click HERE.