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What is Mediation?

What is Mediation? Mediation is a process that’s offered by the courts and private companies. Essentially, it's a process that allows the parties an opportunity to sit down and try to reach an agreement amicably in lieu of going to trial. How the mediation process works depends on the mediator [...]

Going to Court

Although on television, court appearances are often portrayed as being easy breezy, in reality, it can actually be very daunting.  After all, when your life, family, money, assets, or other things of importance are on the line, and a judge or jury is the one with the power to [...]

2017-08-10T01:51:52+00:00 Categories: Court Process, Litigation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Going to Court

Why You Probably DO Need a Lawyer

In California, you have the absolute right to be your own lawyer in any case. But just because you have the right to be your own lawyer does not mean you that you should. The question, “Do I need a Lawyer?” is one question that I'm most frequently asked. [...]

Court Appearance Etiquette

Appearing in court can be a very anxious experience, especially if you've never done it before.  What time should you get there? What should you wear? Where should you stand? Do you call the judge "sir" "mam" or Your honor?  and more are just some of the questions that [...]

2017-08-10T01:44:11+00:00 Categories: Court Process, Litigation|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Court Appearance Etiquette

What to Wear to Your Court Appearance

Although technically it is unlawful for a Judge,  jury, or other government official to discriminate against you because of race, sex, religion, the way you look, etc, this probably stands only as much as saying an employer can’t technically refuse to hire you because of these factors.  However, we all know that [...]