The Legal Seagull: Law | Litigation | Self-Help | Legal History
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Whether you’re a lawyer, a law student, or have no legal background whatsoever, join us as we dive deep into the American legal system to help you protect your legal rights, your money, and your butt.
We discuss litigation, civil lawsuits, and interesting aspects of U.S. law. Learn how to be an effective advocate for your legal claims, inside and outside of a court of law.
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Should You Represent Yourself in Court?
5 days ago
Deciding whether to represent yourself in court is an important decision that should not be made lightly. That being said, with some exceptions, self-represented parties (“pro se” or “pro per” parties) CAN effectively represent themselves in court without an attorney. In this episode, I discuss the following factors to evaluate when making the critical decision of whether to represent yourself in court without an attorney: How complicated is your case? Where is your case venued (state vs. federal court)? How is your case worth? Can you devote the necessary time to your case? Can you handle the pressure (e.g., deadlines)? I also discuss a few types of cases where you should think twice (or three or four times) before deciding to represent yourself, and why you should NEVER represent yourself in a CRIMINAL case. Want to learn more? Check out Justice Navigator: The Ultimate Video Litigation Tutorial for video tutorials, sample litigation materials, and resources to help you represent yourself in court. Remember: Every jurisdiction has its own laws and court rules. Make sure you read, understand, and comply with the laws and court rules in your jurisdiction.Read more »
Episodes of This Show
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Rated 4 out of
This show is amazingly informative, and covers diverse legal topics. The "tidbits" are very interesting as well. I've been working my way through the backlog, and I'm glad to see the podcast is still going. My only gripe is that the presentation can be dull at times, and the host occasionally rambles longer than is necessary. I still highly recommend this show to anyone interested in law and legal history.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of
I love this podcast!
This is one my favorite podcasts and the best law-related podcast I have found.
Neer, thank you for putting together such a fantastic show each week!
Date published: 2014-11-11