Monday, May 23, 2011

Why You MUST do Legal Research

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~~~~~~Tips and Topics from Jurisdictionary~~~~~
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 jurisdiction and his decisions!
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!
 You will lose if you don't cite "legal authority"!

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 judge rules against you!

This is how smart lawyers win in court.
  • Stupid lawyers are afraid of judges, afraid to threaten appeal, so they lose ... routinely!
  • Clever argument is not enough.
  • Knowing the law is not enough.
  • Even having all the evidence is not enough!
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 provide citations to official legal authority in motions, memoranda, objections, and verbal arguments at hearings and at trial (if you don't win before trial using the easy-to-learn methods we teach in my affordable step-by-step official Jurisdictionary course).
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 they mean doesn't count!
Trust me! I've been at this for 25 years!
  • 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!
These "Tips & Tactics" newsletters are only the very tip of the iceberg of lawsuit knowledge you need to win. If you don't already have my 24-hour step-by-step self-help course, go to my website and order now !
Learn how to research and cite ... so you can WIN!
Dr. Frederick David Graves, JD
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