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How to Win in Court
August 21, 2019

Whether you're a plaintiff or defendant, you must know what smart defendants do to dodge lawsuits.

If a defendant is served with a complaint, he may dodge the lawsuit by filing motions to avoid filing an Answer!

This is called the "flurry of motions".

Once a defendant files an Answer, he's locked in and misses this chance to dodge the lawsuit altogether.

Don't file an Answer if you can dodge the lawsuit with a "flurry of motions".

Inexperienced lawyers and pro se people make the mistake of filing an Answer to plaintiff's Complaint ... instead of using the flurry of motions.

  • Motion to Dismiss
  • Motion to Strike
  • Motion for More Definite Statement

Each of these motions postpones the necessity of filing an Answer to the Complaint ... and gains you valuable time and evidence-gathering opportunities!

In some cases it puts an end to the case. Period!

Use your Flurry of Motions.

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How to Win in Court
January 22, 2019

 

What is good legal writing?

  • Impress the judge?
  • Confuse the opponent?
  • Or ... win your case?

 

Your goal is: make a winning record!

Too many pro se litigants miss this point.

Any words not making a winning record must go!

Learn to write with punch, power, and persuasive effect

Legal writing is NOT story-telling!

Any fact not "relevant" and any law not "controlling" must be eliminated.

The purpose for every word must be to make your winning record.

Say what needs to be said and stop!

Our onlineLegal Self-Help Course shows you what to say and what to leave un-said.

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How to Win in Court
February 6, 2019

 

Arguing with judges is like arguing with baseball umpires. You better know the rules AND HOW TO USE THEM!

Here are a few rules from the Official Major League Baseball Rulebook:

  • A player is not permitted to step or go into a dugout to make a catch.
  • A player is permitted to reach into a dugout to make a catch.
  • If a player makes a catch outside the dugout and his momentum carries him into the dugout, the catch is allowed as-long-as the player does not fall in the dugout.

Simple enough?

But, what if one team doesn't know the rules?

Will it do any good to argue with the umpire?

Probably not!

And will only get you thrown out of the park!

To argue with a baseball umpire or judge in a courtroom, you must know the Rules ... and how to use them tactically. Know the official rules and how to use them ... or lose!

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How to Win in Court
February 15, 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!

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".

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!

 

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How to Win in Court
March 1, 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.

 

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How to Win in Court
February 21, 2019

Evidence is the "stuff" that wins cases.

Do you know how to find it?

One way is with interrogatories.

Interrogatories are written questions others must answer under oath ... or go to jail!

For example, one interrogatory I serve on opponents reads, "Identify all persons having first-hand knowledge of any material fact alleged in the pleadings of this case and, with regard to each such person, state what they know about each such fact and how they came to know it.".

The other side will have a fit!

You are entitled to find the evidence you need ... no matter who has it.

No matter who tries to hide it!

Rule 26(b) Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides, "Parties may obtain discovery regarding any nonprivileged matter that is relevant to any party's claim or defense — including the existence, description, nature, custody, condition, and location of any documents or other tangible things and the identity and location of persons who know of any discoverable matter. For good cause, the court may order discovery of any matter relevant to the subject matter involved in the action."

Don't be left holding an empty evidence bag!

Use interrogatories.

 

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How to Win in Court
March 2, 2019

 

Want to drive your opponents nuts?

Tie them down with word-power!

Stuff your opponents in a word-box and win your case!

Most pro se people don't understand ... so they lose, needlessly.

Many lawyers don't understand ... so they also lose, needlessly ... and take their client's money anyway!

Sentences with ONE VERB.

Sentences with ONE SUBJECT.

One subject. One verb. And only the absolutely necessary adjectives and adverbs.

If it's important to say your opponent's nose was gigantic, say so. Otherwise, leave it out!

Each sentence is a complete thought.

Mrs. Edgerton taught me that in Second Grade, and it's helped me win countless court battles.

 

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How to Win in Court
March 6, 2019

 

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.

 

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How to Win in Court
April 1, 2019

 

Understand these two simple things - or risk losing!

Every lawsuit turns on these two things:

  1. The law of the case and
  2. The rules of court (evidence and procedure)

That's all there is to it ... really!

Anyone can learn "How to Win in Court"!

#1 - THE LAW OF THE CASE

The "law of the case" is the law that fits the facts.

Every case is different, so the law is different for each.

But the law for any particular case is usually quite simple.

And the law of your case is easy to find.

#2 - THE RULES OF EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE

Once you find the law of your case, the rest is knowing how to the rules of evidence and procedure to

  1. Prove the facts you allege in your pleadings.
  2. Prevent your opponent from proving his facts.
  3. Move the court for favorable orders.


That's all it takes to win.

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How to Win in Court
September 13, 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 1986 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.

Every word that does nothing to achieve your goal of winning will work against you!

Say what needs to be said and then STOP!

Aim EVERY word at your goal.

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

Think of legal writing as if you are assembling the parts of a powerful engine

that must propel you toward your goal ... WINNING!.

Unnecessary parts get in the way! Get rid of them!

Write smart.

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

Website:  https://www.howtowinincourt.com?refercode=SR0094

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