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Trial Preparation

Preparing for Court

Presenting Evidence

Court Appearance


Preparing for Court

How Do I Prepare for My Hearing? (30 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte)

How Do I Prepare for My Hearing? (77 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of Santa Barbara County, Office of the Family Law Facilitator)

Preparing for Your Court Trial [Criminal Court] (8 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Yolo)
Also available in Spanish and Russian.

Getting Evidence for Court (Rev. 7/2007)

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Presenting Evidence and Witnesses

How to Handle Witnesses When You Are Representing Yourself (47 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte)

How to Show Photos to the Judge (105 KB) (prepared by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles)
Also available in Spanish.

What Can I Say When I Am Showing the Judge My Photos of the Bad Conditions? (50 KB) (prepared by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles)
Also available in Spanish.

Unlawful Detainer - Photo Attachment Form (25 KB) (prepared by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles)
Also available in Spanish (27 KB).

How to Prepare Your Exhibits, SHC-1084 (PDF 117 KB) (prepared by the Alaska Court System)

Introduction to Getting an Exhibit Admitted into Evidence (22 KB) (prepared by the Alaska Court System)

Offer of Proof - Witness (18 KB) (prepared by the Alaska Court System)

Offer of Proof - Exhibit (18 KB) (prepared by the Alaska Court System)

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Court Appearance

Representing Yourself in Court? (41 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte)

Issues that May be Addressed During your Court Hearing: Family Law (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte)

Guidelines for Courtroom Behavior (24 KB) (prepared by the Alaska Court System)

Eviction - Your Trial Day (465 KB) (prepared by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles)
Also available in Spanish (322 KB).

Instructions on How to Use the Attached Form to Prepare for Your Trial (50 KB) (prepared by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles)
Also available in Spanish.

Steps When Telling Your Side of the Story to the Judge (38 KB) (prepared by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles)

What you will need to prove to win your case (Landlord) (37 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte)

When Your Case Goes to Trial (Tenant) (32 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte)

Outline of What Occurs at a Trial Preparation Session (32 KB) (prepared by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles)

Script for Role of Bailiff and Clerk (20 KB) (prepared by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles)

Script for Role of the Commissioner (32 KB) (prepared by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles)

Script for Role of Landlord's Attorney (28 KB) (prepared by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles)

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