7 Steps to Represent Yourself in Court

Representing yourself in court can be a lot of work. Fortunately it doesn’t have to be that hard. In this infographic on representing yourself in court. We go over 7 steps you want to consider when going to court without a lawyer.

What percent of low-income households experience a civil issue each year?

In 2017, 71% of low-income households experienced a legal issue. Worse still, 86% of them received inadequate or no professional legal representation.

What are some things to keep in mind when representing myself in court?

Prepare as much as possible. Win in Court is a great class for people who can not afford a lawyer. You will also want to always remain respectful, study the applicable laws, learn the court rules, file your paperwork, learn the rules of evidence, and control the court.

Should I represent myself in court?

Only you can make that call. Most lawyers would suggest hiring professional legal aid, even if you can only afford to do so part time. Eitherway, winning in court without a lawyer is not impossible, it truly is about your confidence, knowledge, and your specific legal issue.

What should I know before going to court?

If you are going to court without a lawyer, take the time to learn the court rules and the applicable laws.

How do I “move” a court?

More often than not you will have to provide “service” for your paperwork, and you should have it prepared in advance.

Can I represent myself in court without a lawyer?

Yes, according to this infogaraphic, there are at least 7 things to keep in mind when you do so. The Reality is most people, can not afford a lawyer, so many people do represent themselves in court.

Representing yourself in court without a lawyer is not impossible. In fact, it’s a reality many Americans face every single day. Fortunately, there are plenty of great resources to help you do exactly that!