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PDF Version of All 3 Self Help Court Guides by Jay Young
The Self Help Guide to Federal Court Civil Litigation
Written with the layman in mind (a pro per, in forma pauperis, pro se, or litigant representing himself or herself), this checklist is designed to provide a comprehensive resource to allow the reader to find the applicable rule or statute that governs most situations, but more importantly, to understand what it takes, “A to Z” to file and prosecute a case, then to get it ready for trial. I approach preparation for every lawsuit as if it will go to trial. Although a majority of cases settle, a litigant who prepares each case as though it is going to trial better understands his or her case, and is likely to craft better written discovery and to take better depositions. That litigant is ultimately better equipped to achieve a more favorable settlement than they otherwise would. I hope that you find this checklist a helpful resource as you represent yourself.
The Self Help Guide to Federal Rules of Evidence
Written with the layman in mind (a pro per, in forma pauperis, pro se, or litigant representing himself or herself), this handy pocket guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence is a powerful tool for anyone representing themselves. The Federal Rules of Evidence govern how evidence is properly presented in trial. This is a quick guide to the rules, providing succinct descriptions of each, allowing ready answers on the fly while in the heat of battle at trial.
Don’t go to trial without it!
The Self Help Guide to Federal Evidentiary Objections
Written with the layman in mind (a pro per, in forma pauperis, pro se, or litigant representing himself or herself), this quick guide will assist you in identifying the correct objection to make at trial or in an evidentiary hearing, referencing the correct rule of evidence to which you should refer, and provide you a succinct narrative which will help you to make objections with confidence at trial.