“How to Win in Court”
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Don’t end up like this poor fellow!
Here he is in the heat of trial.
He’s trying to offer documents he’s been counting on to win his case.
He’s trying to present them for the first time on the day of the trial.
His documents can do nothing unless and until they are admitted as “admissible evidence”.
He thought he’d be tricky and surprise his opponents.
He hid his “evidence”, waiting till the last minute to “spring it” on his opponent at trial, hoping it would be too late for his opponent to respond effectively.
Ambush rarely works at trial … no matter what you see on TV or in the movies.
If you don’t get your evidence in before trial, you’ll likely not get it in at all.
Then you will lose … needlessly!
Why not be prepared?
You only get one bite at the trial apple.
Why wait till trial to test evidence for admissibility.
Never trust what a witness promises she will say.
Never trust that a document will be admitted … even if it’s sealed with royal wax imprinted by a king’s ring and draped with silk ribbons.
If you assume you have “evidence” to spring on your opponent at trial, you are playing a dangerous game, risking everything for no advantage whatever.
If you wait to present “secret evidence” at trial, you’re betting on the wrong horse!
Evidence that isn’t admitted isn’t evidence!
Authenticate before trial.
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Think about this question … think really, really hard and long!
What is your goal?
Impress the judge?
Confuse the opponent?
Or, win the case?
Everything we do in life has in one sense or another a particular goal. Some things we do are automatic, like breathing, yet there is always a goal.
In business, the goal is to provide a benefit to others that they will want to pay for.
In sports, the goal is to perform to the highest of our athletic ability.
In law, the goal is to achieve certain well defined benchmarks!
Here is where most lawyers and nearly all pro se people miss the boat … they get sidetracked!
Every word, spoken in the courtroom or written on paper filed with the clerk and served on the other side, must aim toward a specific goal.
Any words not aimed at the goal must go!
Legal writing is NOT “story-telling”!
Every word has a purpose.
Any word that can do nothing substantial to achieve the goal (which is winning, by the way) must go.
Say what needs saying and stop!
Aim every word at your goal.
You don’t need a “novelist’s eye” or a “bartender’s ear”, like Jimmy Buffett.
You’re assembling the parts of a powerful engine.
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Want to drive your opponents nuts?
Tie them down with word-power!
What you’ll learn will empower you to stuff your opponents in a word-box and win your case hands-down!
Most pro se people never understand this … so they lose, needlessly.
Many lawyers never understand this … so they also lose, needlessly … and take their client’s money anyway!
Sentences with ONE VERB.
Sentences with ONE SUBJECT.
One subject. One verb. And only the absolutely necessary adjectives and adverbs.
If it’s important to say your opponent’s nose was gigantic, say so. Otherwise, leave it out!
Each sentence is a complete thought.
Mrs. Edgerton taught me that in Second Grade, and it’s helped me win countless court battles.
Winning in court is all about effective communication.
The “How to Win in Court” course will show you how!
The Wild Wild West was won by a few folks clever enough to establish “Law & Order” in the unsettled wilds west of the Mississippi by bringing along:
England, did you say?
In that single book (you can get a Kindle or Nook version for free) written before our Declaration of Independence, those early settlers found enough common-sense law to jail bandits, hang rustlers, and open the way for railroads and booming towns and cities … impossible without law and order.
Contrary to what you see on TV, it wasn’t faster guns or bigger fists that settled lawless towns like Tombstone and Dodge City. It was the support of local townsfolk who wanted law and order. People who believed in the principles of Justice found in those two books: the Bible and Blackstone. People with courage to put an end to lawlessness.
Yet today we face a new threat lawlessness!
It may be a bank using fraud to foreclose.
It may be a corrupt business partner, ex-spouse, or next-door neighbor out-of-control.
For many it’s the threat of government officials refusing to follow the law – tax collectors, police officers, and corrupt judges who break the law to allow fraud to reign free in their courts as lawyers rape people who do not know “How to Win in Court”.
When “the law” becomes outlaw, there’s only one remedy.
People who know how to use the Rules!
The Rules of Evidence that control all civil and criminal proceedings in state and federal courts comprise less than 30 pages in the official rule books?
You can use those rules to control every judge, every lawyer, every bank, every giant corporation, your next door neighbor, a business partner, and every state and federal agency trying to pull the wool over your eyes.
Solve your legal problems today the same way western settlers brought lawlessness to its knees in the Wild West more than a century ago … learn the Rules!
Justice is Yours for the Taking!
Protect yourself children from lawless legal officials, scheming bankers, incompetent doctors, rival siblings, and anyone else who seeks to do you harm.
If a fraudulent lender, bill collector, tax man, corrupt judge, crooked lawyer, or anyone else uses unlawful force to deprive you or your family of your rights, teach them a lesson!
That’s how the West was won!
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Preparation is everything!
Whether you’re training for the Olympics or trying to win a case in court, winners know they must exercise, prepare themselves, and be ready for competition.
Most court cases can be won before trial.
Pleadings frame the case and tell the court what the fight is about.
Evidence proves the facts alleged.
Motions “move” the court to act.
Courtroom objections put the judge on notice he will be appealed if he rules against you!
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Ignorance of the Law is NO EXCUSE!
Do you know how to find the official law that will decides who wins your case?
Do you know how to find and read appellate case reports?
Do you know how to find and read statutes, code, and ordinances?
It’s easier than you might imagine!
If you went to court before personal computers and the internet, you’d be digging through dismally dry and boring stacks of look-alike books in a law library (if you could find one nearby).
Back then, winning required hundreds of hours turning dusty pages, pulling piles of books from the stacks, spreading them on a library table, and taking notes on a yellow pad in search of support.
All that has changed.
Learn how to find the law.
Learn how to cite the law in your pleadings, motions, memoranda, and briefs.
Clever argument is not enough.
You cannot win without finding and citing official legal authorities that control judges.
Be assured your opponent will cite legal authorities favoring his case.
You must do the same â€¦ if you want to win.
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Find the Law that Controls the Judge!
Otherwise, you cannot hope to win!
You cannot win without citing “legal authority”.
You cannot cite “legal authority” if you don’t know how to find it.
The judge is not “legal authority”.
Judges are required to obey “legal authority”.
Go tell a judge your personal opinions about the law and how you think he should rule, and see how far it gets you!
The only opinions that count in court are written opinions of appellate court justices.
Your opinions count for nothing in court.
Control the judge with “legal authority” by researching and citing appellate court opinions.
Your opponent will cite legal authorities.
You must do the same … if you want to win.
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Arguing with judges is like arguing with baseball umpires.
You better know the rules AND HOW TO USE THEM!
Here are a
few rules from the Official Major League Baseball Rulebook:
What if one team’s players and coaches don’t know the rules?
Will it do any good to argue with the umpire?
And %#$@&$#*% will only get you thrown out of the park!
To arguey with a baseball umpire or judge in a courtroom, you must know the Rules of Court … and how how to use them.
It’s the bottom of the ninth. Two down. Batter at the plate.
The count is three and two. The batter pops a high foul. You push back your catcher’s mask and dash toward the dugout to make the catch. The ball hits your glove and you trip on the rim of the dugout and fall in. Scrambling to your feet, you climb back out of the dugout, ball in your upraised hand, triumphant grin on your face.
Fans roar fanatic approval from the stands.
But, the scornful look on the umpire’s f
ace and his raspy voice erase your victorious joy.
“But, I caught the ball, ump!”
The player strides purposely toward the umpire, waving a fist, yelling obscenities, and spitting (of course).
Fast behind is the coach, marching menacingly toward the umpire, cap shoved back, fists in the air, also shouting nasties a
nd accusing the umpire of needing a new pair of glasses.
The umpire stands firmly behind the plate, hands planted on his hips, and waits for the verbal onslaught.
“I caught the foul ball. It’s an out!”
“It’s a foul ball. Period!” the umpire insists.
“You must be blind, Ump! It’s an out! Game’s over. We win! You saw me catch
“Maybe not,” the umpire insists, “but Jeeter knows the ground rules! You fell in the dugout. Catch doesn’t count. Get back behind the plate where you belong!”the ball? Jeeter couldn’t do any better!”
“But. But. But.”
Learn the official rules and how to use them … or lose!
End of story!
Learn how to use the rules!
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Know What the Law Actually Says and Means!
One of the biggest case-losing mistakes is mis-reading the law.
If you don’t know what a law actually says, you’ll have a devilishly hard time getting a judge to agree with you!
Understanding the “rules of language interpretation” is essential … not only to winning lawsuits but to obtain success in other pursuits of life as well.
Legal language must be interpreted according to the “rules of language interpretation”.
Understanding the rules of language interpretation are vital to winning your case. You DO want to win, don’t you?
Too many otherwise clever people “assume” they know what a law says, when the only opinion that counts in court is what appellate justices say the law says.
Appellate justices apply the rules of language interpretation. You must also!
Learn the rules … if you want to win!
For example, one of the principles rules is the “Plain Meaning Rule”. This rule requires judges to give words their “plain meaning”, i.e., what an ordinary reasonable person would believe a word means in the context where it’s found.
You must never let a judge or opposing party or his lawyer to play games with words. Knowing these rules (more completely explained in my course) gives you the knowledge-power you need to put a stop to the word games!
If a reasonable person would read “bicycle” to mean a two-wheeled vehicle powered only by legs and feet, no judge or lawyer should be allowed to stretch the meaning to include mopeds or motorcycles. Judges and lawyers should be compelled to agree that a law says “plainly” what it says and that it means it.
So? What if the meaning is plain but the context is confusing?
Other rules (explained in my course) give clear direction.
For example, according to the rule of “ejusdem generis” (simply Latin for “of the same type”), general terms at the end of specific lists include only things of the same type as those specifically mentioned in the list. If a provision lists “oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and other fruit“, the doctrine of ejusdem generis limits the phrase “other fruit” to mean other citrus fruit. Apples and pears are not included. One may assume the provision includes other citrus, e.g., kumquats, limes, tangelos, etc. However, strawberries and grapes are not included. The term ejusdem generis means, in essence, of the same type.
You need to know this stuff … if you want to win!
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Many today are angry at our justice system.
Many have good cause to be angry!
Some, however, are too angry!
Their anger will hurt you!
They are blinded by their anger!
You’ll recognize them by the anger. They are not your friend! Their “legal theories” fail. They are blinded by rage. Believe them at your peril.
#1 An angry person called insisting she had “copyrighted” her name so the courts couldn’t use her name on official papers. To think one can prevent others from using one’s name by “copyrighting” it is utter nonsense. Anger twists the mind in strange ways!
#2 Some are convinced our courts are “admiralty courts” and cannot rule in common law or statute, all because there is a yellow fringe on the courtroom flag. This lie has been promoted for years by angry people that don’t know (or don’t want to make any effort to know) the truth.
#3 Some claim to be “patriots”, yet do all they can to evade the Rule of Law and refuse to do anything toward learning the principles of due process so many gave their lives to protect in past and present wars!
#4 Thousands hover around the radio to hear commentators tell them how horrible things are, yet only a handful of talk show hosts encourage us to make things better by exercising our God-given “law power” in court!
I know people are hurting. We’ve helped tens of thousands of hurting people to get justice in the courts since 1997 when we launchedJurisdictionary on the web.
Know how to honor the sacrifices of millions who died to give us “law power” we need to overcome corruption?
Are you ready to begin?