Represent Yourself in Court

Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case

Law students: Study this book in law school to bolster the skills and understanding you will need for success on the performance test portion of the bar exam.

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Represent Yourself in Court is a perfect tool to help law students prepare for the performance test portion of the bar exam.  It breaks the pretrial and trial process down into easy-to-understand steps.  Armed with these clear and thorough instructions, you will be prepared to:

•  file court papers                        •  present an opening statement

•  deal with pretrial issues             •  cross-examine hostile witnesses

•  handle depositions                     •  make and respond to objections

•  pick a jury if necessary             •  line up and prepare witnesses

•  discover, obtain and
prepare your evidence               •  deal with the court clerks and judges

Whether in your performance test you are role-playing as counsel for a plaintiff or a defendant, this book will help you understand the basics in handling a civil lawsuit.


“An excellent resource that outlines what’s involved in representing yourself in court—from presenting evidence to the rules of cross examination.” New Orleans Times-Picayune

“Nolo publications…guide people simply through the how, when, where and why of the law.”The Washington Post




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