Coping with the Courtroom: Essential Tips and Information for Self-Represented Litigants

Provides info on what to expect on your day in court (What does the courtroom look like? When do I stand & sit? How do I address the judge?). Includes practical information on how to present your evidence, how to question witnesses, how to object, how to make opening & closing statements, etc.

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The National Self-Represented Litigants Project
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June 2020 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
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self-help & forms
self-represented litigants, representing yourself, hearings, courtroom etiquette, courtroom decorum, SRLs
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