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- Does Self-Representation in a Criminal Case Ever Make Sense? (Nolo.com)
Discussion of a few situations in which you might consider representing yourself in a criminal case. Includes a section on how to find out what the likely punishment will be.
- Wisbar.org Information for the Public
Site sponsored by the State Bar of WI to educate WI citizens about the legal system.
- Representing Yourself: What to Do After You File Your Lawsuit (Nolo.com)
Tips & information on representing yourself in a legal matter. Includes:
- How to Represent Yourself in Court FAQ
- Ten Tips for Staying Sane in Court
- Hiring a Lawyer as Coach
- Subject Matter Jurisdiction: Which Court Has Power to Hear My Case?
- Personal Jurisdiction: In Which Court Can I Sue the Defendant?
- State Courts: Different Courts Hear Different Types of Cases
- State Courts: "Venue" Rules Govern Where You Can File Your Lawsuit
- What To Do After You File Your Lawsuit
- What To Do If the Other Side Has a Lawyer
- Judge or Jury Trial: Which is Better?
- Preparing for a Jury Trial
- Self-Help Center (WI Court System)
- WI Circuit Courts
The Waukesha County Family Court Self-Help website offers the widest range of online information and services. It includes procedural information, forms & instructions, tips on self-representation, community resources, etc. Information provided by Waukesha County may be useful to those living in other Wisconsin counties. Several other circuit courts also provide self-help information via their website.