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Trial Notebook for Pro Se Family Law Litigants

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Non-attorneys don’t often realize the amount of preparation that is required to prepare for a case, whether it’s researching, drafting documents, communicating with opposing counsel, appearing in Small Claims or Traffic Court, or before a judge in conference or at trial, and every interaction with the judicial system in between.

Lawyers learn and develop their own trial notebooks, paper and online, and pro se litigants need to do the same, without all the seminars and other training lawyers get on trial notebook preparation.

But here’s a good place to begin if you want to know what a trial notebook is: from the King County, Washington, Reference Librarian on their KCLL Klues Blog: Trial Notebook for Family Law.