Pels Law attorney Maria Leonard Olsen, contributed significantly to the new guide to “Representing Yourself in Court”, from the site Healing Law.

Just one of the many useful bits of information that Maria provided in the guide:

When in court, behave respectfully.  Do not interrupt the judge when he or she is speaking.  Be organized with what you would like to say and any documents you would like to present.

Have copies of all documents for the judge and your adversary. And if you do not understand something the judge says, ask.  Better to clarify before any order is entered.

You can read the entire article on the Healing Law site.