Winning a civil case is no easy matter, and even harder for a pro se litigant, but it can be done if you’re willing to do the hard work to learn the requirements of civil procedure and carefully follow the rules in the court where your case is conducted
FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) September 01, 2016
Approximately 27% of civil actions in the U.S. Federal Court system, and an even larger percentage in state courts, are filed by pro se litigants going it alone without an attorney. According to the National Center for State Courts, these numbers have been steadily rising for years. Broadly experienced pro se and represented litigant Kenn Goldblatt estimates the total number of pro se litigants now to be in excess of 5 million.
While there are many benefits to self-representation including cost savings and the ability to control your case, Goldblatt is quick to point out in his new book “The Pro Se Litigant’s Civil Litigation Handbook” that the process is not for the faint of heart.
For over two decades, Goldblatt has seen inexperienced litigants suffer the expensive and oftentimes permanent consequences of their own or their lawyers’ mistakes in the process. These observations and experiences led Goldblatt to release a step-by-step guide for readers to monitor and manage their lawyers’ actions or function independently in their lawsuits.
“Winning a civil case is no easy matter, and even harder for a pro se litigant, but it can be done if you’re willing to do the hard work to learn the requirements of civil procedure and carefully follow the rules in the court where your case is conducted,” Goldblatt says.
“The Pro Se Litigant’s Civil Litigation Handbook” is designed to show individuals currently caught up in lawsuits how to navigate the process from pre-litigation investigation through post-trial actions.
The Handbook provides detailed checklists to keep readers on track, a glossary to help them learn the language of litigation, and an appendix of sample documents for every important step in the process to show them what submissions should look like and what content they should contain.
“People continually ask me if there is an easy way to win in court,” Goldblatt says. “I always so no. If you’re not wiling to do the hard work it takes to win, you should hire a lawyer and take your chances.” Either way, Goldblatt’s book is designed to help you through the process.
For more information, visit http://www.proselitigantshandbook.com/
About the author
Kenn Goldblatt has over 20 years of experience litigating for himself and others. He has experience as a senior-level trial paralegal, advocate for disabled litigants under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and pro se litigant for his own cases in six states, three Federal Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. Goldblatt currently resides in Forth Worth, Texas, and consults on cases around the country.
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