445 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
9781413310757 paperback 1413310753 paperback
"Many lawsuits involve too much money for Small Claims Court, but the participants cannot afford an attorney. This book shows how to prepare and try a case in Califorina Superior Court. This edition has been completely updated and reflects current court procedures and all forms are explained in detail"--Provided by publisher.
Includes index. Rev. ed. of: Win your lawsuit : a judge's guide to representing yourself in California Superior Court. 2007.
Formatted Contents Note
Is this book for you? Do you have a good case? Can't we settle this somehow? Deciding where and whom to sue Preparing the complaint Filing the papers Serving the papers on the defendants Lawsuits from the defendant's point of view If defendant doesn't respond Discovery The opposition gets nasty : summary judgment and other motions Moving your case to arbitration and trial Preparing for a trial or arbitration Trial before a judge Trial before a jury After the trial Finding a good lawyer.