You can legally defend yourself in a court of law but it would really help if you have legal training before going into court. When you are defending yourself, you will probably have to use legal terms that the judge and court may not fully understand. This is one reason why it is important for you to have proper instructions when you are preparing for a court date. Having legal training will teach you what you should say when your lawyer asks you a question during a court proceeding. Here are some tips on how to properly give legal instructions to your lawyer.
Instructions must begin with the attorney to the right of the court, also known as the 'northeastern judge'. N. 1 means first in the sequence, meaning first in line. In other words, first the attorney, then the plaintiff (the person being sued) and last the defendant (the one being accused). Adjectives are allowed when describing the parties. For example, I said to the Northeastern judge, "John Doe is a defendant in an action against Sally Smith for violation of aments requiring the defendants to pay her over six hundred dollars in damages, and she is accusing John Doe of intentionally failing to pay her such damages." The phrase "knowingly failing to pay her over six hundred dollars in damages" can be used when either party is the plaintiff, or either is the defendant.
Instructions on how to properly advise the arguer usually follow clauses from the law on real property, easements, mortgages, liens and the nature of contracts. The language can be highly technical, and it is very important for the attorney to clearly explain to the plaintiff and the defendant (the person being sued or defending himself) the implications of the instructions. For example, the instructions on the second bl in the previous example might state that in order to establish a claim to land, the plaintiff must establish that he owns at least two adjacent lots with front lines that cross over an unobstructed public way. A cestui que use (the instructions on the third it) might state that in order to establish a cestui que use (a legal right) the plaintiff must prove that he has contracted with some person for the right to occupy the land.
One must carefully consider how a typical legal case progresses from start to finish. During the litigation process, there is likely to be a lot of discovery regarding any relevant documents that might establish an honest claim to specific real property, whether that be land or real property rights, or an easement, or proprietary rights to develop a tract of real estate. Discovery can further bring about an argument about any contractual agreements that may have been signed between parties, including mortgage repayments, maintenance payments, rent, and so on. Any agreement that has been created during the course of the litigation process, even if signed by the attorney or a law firm representing the client, is subject to review by the courts. The same principle applies in the event of an ineffective prosecution or adverse judgment. Adverse Judgments (or misconduct) are most commonly found in criminal cases.
In instances where a party wants to avoid being compelled to produce certain legal documents or information, it's often possible to "prove" the absence of any evidence by arguing that the chain of communications did not exist. If you're facing legal issues regarding the production of documents, you may want to consult an experienced attorney. Such an attorney may be able to assist you in building your case against an alleged contemnor. If the contemnor refuses to produce the records, the attorney will file a motion challenging the legality of the request. If the motion is successful, the court may issue an order compelling the person to produce the requested documents.
In addition to a motion to compel, another common legal tool utilized in legal situations is an anti-circumvention motion. In this motion, a party asks a judge or court to quash or strike down a prior legal document. There are limits to this legal tool, however. In particular, when a person is disbarred from practicing law, the court generally orders him or her to surrender all legal papers that contain practicing privilege. If a disbarred lawyer attempts to continue practicing law, opposing parties may also challenge his or her status.