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Using On-Line Legal Research

10 Aug

Find the Law that Controls the Judge!

You cannot win without controlling judges.

You cannot control judges unless you research and cite controlling “legal authority” for every point you seek to make on the court’s record!

The judge is not the authority!

You must make it crystal clear on the court’s record that the judge will be reversed on appeal if he rules against you.

Otherwise, a judge is free to ignore everything you say and rule any way he pleases in spite of what the law and facts may prove to the contrary … because he knows he will not be reversed on appeal.

The appeal process will not give you another bite at the proverbial apple. Either you make your points with the trial judge by researching and properly citing controlling“legal authority”, or you run the risk of losing your case and being stuck with the judge’s unjust decision forever!

Don’t believe me?

Go tell a judge what your personal opinions are about the law and how you think he should rule in your case, and see how far it gets you!

The only opinions that count in court are the written opinions of appellate court justices who stand in judgment of trial level judges and have power to reverse them if they disagree with appellate decisions in any way!

Your opinions (no matter how clever or persuasive) count for nothing in court.

You must clearly show the judge on the record by citing official legal authorities from appellate decisions, exactly what will happen if the judges rules against you!

Controlling judges is what wins lawsuits!

You control judges by making clear on the record what higher level appellate courts have ruled in the past, what opinions those higher courts have passed down, and why the higher courts will reverse the trial judge’s orders if he rules contrary to what the appellate courts require.

You must tell the judge why you should win – by citing official legal authorities the judge is required to obey:

  • court rules,
  • constitutional provisions,
  • statutes,
  • codes, and
  • most importantly the opinions of higher courts that clarify what those rules, constitutional provisions, statutes, and codes really mean!

What you think these things mean doesn’t count! Trust me!

How you choose to read and interpret those things doesn’t count.Learn from Jurisdictionary step-by-step

The only thing that counts is how the controlling appellate courts read and interpret them, and what they say those things mean in regard to the facts of your case.

The other side will cite legal authorities for their case.

You must do the same … if you want to win.

If you’ve wandered through a law library in search of legal authority, you were probably amazed to find crowded shelves stuffed with volumes of similar-looking books differing only by the mysterious numbers printed on their spines. Books that give no hint which one might hide the key to unlock the judge’s favor in your case.

In a well-stocked law library there are thousands of books.

You cannot possibly read them all to find what you seek, and even the indexes, appendices, and annotations are a complex nightmare that requires years of experience to master.

On the other hand, on-line legal research is easy.

We show you how in our course.

Learn how to use on-line legal research and how to cite case-winning legal authority with the affordable, official, step-by-step 24-hour Jurisdictionary self-help course!

So easy an 8th grader can do it!

 

Using On-Line Legal Research …

17 Mar

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Find the Law that Controls the Judge!

You cannot win without controlling judges.

You cannot control judges unless you research and cite controlling “legal authority” for every point you seek to make on the court’s record!

The judge is not the authority!

You must make it crystal clear on the court’s record that the judge will be reversed on appeal if he rules against you.

Otherwise, a judge is free to ignore everything you say and rule any way he pleases in spite of what the law and facts may prove to the contrary … because he knows he will not be reversed on appeal.

The appeal process will not give you another bite at the proverbial apple. Either you make your points with the trial judge by researching and properly citing controlling “legal authority”, or you run the risk of losing your case and being stuck with the judge’s unjust decision forever!

Don’t believe me?

Go tell a judge what your personal opinions are about the law and how you think he should rule in your case, and see how far it gets you!

The only opinions that count in court are the written opinions of appellate court justices who stand in judgment of trial level judges and have power to reverse them if they disagree with appellate decisions in any way!

Your opinions (no matter how clever or persuasive) count for nothing in court.

You must clearly show the judge on the record by citing official legal authorities from appellate decisions, exactly what will happen if the judges rules against you!

Controlling judges is what wins lawsuits!

You control judges by making clear on the record what higher level appellate courts have ruled in the past, what opinions those higher courts have passed down, and why the higher courts will reverse the trial judge’s orders if he rules contrary to what the appellate courts require.

You must tell the judge why you should win – by citing official legal authorities the judge is required to obey:

  • court rules,
  • constitutional provisions,
  • statutes,
  • codes, and
  • most importantly the opinions of higher courts that clarify what those rules, constitutional provisions, statutes, and codes really mean!

What you think these things mean doesn’t count! Trust me!

How you choose to read and interpret those things doesn’t count. Learn from Jurisdictionary step-by-step

The only thing that counts is how the controlling appellate courts read and interpret them, and what they say those things mean in regard to the facts of your case.

The other side will cite legal authorities for their case.

You must do the same … if you want to win.

If you’ve wandered through a law library in search of legal authority, you were probably amazed to find crowded shelves stuffed with volumes of similar-looking books differing only by the mysterious numbers printed on their spines. Books that give no hint which one might hide the key to unlock the judge’s favor in your case.

In a well-stocked law library there are thousands of books.

You cannot possibly read them all to find what you seek, and even the indexes, appendices, and annotations are a complex nightmare that requires years of experience to master.

On the other hand, on-line legal research is easy.

We show you how in our course.

Learn how to use on-line legal research and how to cite case-winning legal authority with the affordable, official, step-by-step 24-hour Jurisdictionary self-help course!

So easy an 8th grader can do it!

 

How to Cite Controlling Law

09 Aug

Jones v. Smith, 287 So.2d 145 (Fla. 4th DCA, 1998)

Do you want to win in court?Shelf of Law Books

You must learn citation rules!

What are all those numbers?

What do they mean?

Does it seem complicated?

It’s really simple.

Simple, that is, once you see how we explain it for you.

I’l tell you a few things today in this Tips & Tactics and leave the rest for you to learn with my affordable, official, 24-hour  JurisdictionaryHow to Win in Court” step-by-step self-help course.

The first part is easy, of course.

The names of the parties are separated with a “v.” This means “versus” (as you already know), just as it will be Yankees v. Boston Red Sox in the 2011 World Series.

Right?

There may be other parties (more than just “Jones” and “Smith” in the fight) but a citation is still good if it names the prominent parties.

Now, what about “287 So. 2d 543″?

This is also simple (just like everything I explain in my affordable,official, 24-hour Jurisdictionary “How to Win in Court” step-by-step self-help course you should order today, if you haven’t already).

The first number is the page where the “Jones v. Smith” written appellate court opinion appears. Tough? Not at all. It’s just a page number. Nothing more. See? It’s easy!

And, “So.2d”?

That’s just an abbreviation for a particular set of books known as “reporters” (i.e., books that “report” opinions of appellate court justices that control trial judges and their lower level decisions). In this example it stands for the “Second Edition” of the Southern Reporter. These contain written opinions of appellate courts in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. A complete set of the Southern Reporter, Second Edition will cost you around $14,566 but you don’t need to buy all those books once you know what I teach in my affordable, official, 24-hour Jurisdictionary “How to Win in Court” step-by-step self-help course.

And that’s just the Second Edition. If your case were in one of these states (before the internet) you’d have to have access to the First and Third Editions. And, in addition (no pun intended) you’d need nearly $50,000 worth of National Reporters to have complete access to all federal cases, including U.S. Supreme Court cases, to be “in the know”.

Ahhh. How sweet the internet, because today we have access to all of this for pennies … and it’s all searchable using Boolean operators(also explained in my course).

Alright, what about “(Fla. 4th DCA, 1998)”?

That’s even easier! The case is clearly in the appellate courts of Florida. It is from the Fourth District Court of Appeal (operating from West Palm Beach). The case was decided in 1998.

See? I do know how to make this stuff easy! Right?

Who said law is too hard for pro se people to learn?

If someone said that to you, it’s probably because they just didn’t know that my course exists and is affordable!

YOU WILL LOSE … if you don’t learn how to cite “legal authority” as explained clearly in my official step-by-step, 24-hour Jurisdictionary“How to Win in Court” course!

The only opinions that count in court are the recorded opinions of appellate justices who stand in judgment over trial level judges and have power to reverse them if they disagree with the appellate courts’ decisions in any way!

Your opinions of law count for nothing in court.

You must know how to (1) find appellate court opinions that control your judge and (2) know how to properly cite those cases in the papers you file and the statements you make in open court.

Show the judge the law so he knows the appellate court will reverse his decision if he rules against YOU!

This is how smart pro se people win!

 

Why You MUST do Legal Research …

23 May

 

You cannot win without controlling judges! 

And, you cannot control judges unless you research and cite controlling “legal authority” for every legal argument you seek to make on the court’s record!

The judge is not the legal authority!

Don’t let any judge scare you into believing otherwise!Control Judges with Jurisdictionary!

The law is the law, not the judge!

You must make it crystal clear on the court’s record that the judge will be reversed on appeal if he rules against you … because your legal research found appellate court opinions that control his jurisdictionand his decisions!

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If you don’t do what the official Jurisdictionary course teaches, the judge will be free to ignore everything you say and rule any way he pleases in spite of what the law and facts prove to the contrary …because he knows he cannot be reversed on appeal.

The appeal process will not give you another bite at the proverbial apple. Either you make your points with the trial judge by citing “legal authority” that controls him, or run the risk of losing your case and being stuck with the decision forever!

Don’t believe me?

Go tell a judge what your personal opinions are about the law and how you think he should rule in your case, and see how far it gets you!

How you choose to read and interpret the law doesn’t count a bit … not even a tiny bit!

The only thing that counts is how the appellate courts read and interpret the law, and what they say the law means in regard to the facts of your case.

The other side will cite legal authorities for their case.

You must do the same … if you want to win.

If you’ve wandered through a law library in search of legal authority, you were probably amazed to find crowded shelves stuffed with volumes of similar-looking books, differing only by the mysterious numbers printed on their spines. Books that give no hint which one might hide the key to unlock the judge’s favor in your case. In a well-stocked law library there are thousands of books.

You cannot possibly read them all to find what you seek, and even the indexes, appendices, and annotations are a complex nightmare that requires years of experience to master.

On the other hand, on-line legal research is easy.

We show you how to do it in our official course.

Learn how to use on-line legal research and how to cite case-winning legal authority in my affordable step-by-step 24-hour official Jurisdictionary self-help course!

Know how to control the judge – or you will lose!

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Dr. Frederick David Graves, JD