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3 Mistakes People Make When Representing Themselves

Courts, laws, lawyers, trials – just the thought of it can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’re involved in a legal issue in the workplace. However, oftentimes, retaining an employment law attorney can be the best investment you can make for your future. 

You may think employment law attorneys are expensive, but losing your case will be decidedly more expensive. You may think representing yourself in court is the best option – or at least an easy way to save money. However, this can be far from the truth.

If you think representing yourself in a lawsuit is an easy way to save money, you may want to reconsider. Below are 3 mistakes people make when they represent themselves without an employment law attorney to help.


  1. Motions: do you know how motions work, how to file a motion, or how to oppose a motion? If not, hire an employment law attorney. You will risk offending an opposing lawyer or judge and you may come across as less competent than the opposition. Both scenarios are ones that could jeopardize your overall case.


  1. Evidence: employment law attorneys have years of training on how to include evidence in a case that can result in your favor. Do you? Have you ever had to prove yourself with legal evidence? The field of law is intricate and comprehensive and a good lawyer like the ones at Lawyers for Justice, PC will know how to present evidence in a successful manner.


  1. Courtroom procedure: If you aren’t experienced in the courtroom, you’ll be at a disadvantage on how to maximize results that protect your interests. Courts use legal jargon that the average person is not familiar with. Imagine the judge uses a phrasing you don’t understand. How could you respond in the best way possible to win your case if you are uninformed?


Many lawyers don’t file cases – but WE DO. Lawyers for Justice, PC delivers results. We have helped over tens of thousands of California workers over the past decade and have obtained millions of dollars in compensation. Plus, we work on a contingency basis, so we do not get paid until you do. If you are involved in a workplace issue, call our employment law attorneys today for a FREE consultation to see if we can help.

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