Self-Represented Litigant (SRL) Workshops
Civil Trial Series
Representing yourself in court is a complicated process and can be overwhelming. In these workshops you will learn about the civil lawsuit process with a focus on court rules, court procedures, forms, scheduling, and deadlines.
Attendees will be granted access to a password protected website with additional information and resources, including the most commonly used civil litigation forms.
These workshops do not cover immigration proceedings or criminal proceedings such as DUI or felony and misdemeanor offenses.
Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself (90 minutes)
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of the civil lawsuit process with a focus on court rules, court procedures, forms, scheduling, and deadlines.
The Nuts and Bolts of Motions (60 Minutes)
This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information on the process for drafting, filing, and responding to motions and orders. In this workshop you will learn about the purpose, content, format and calendaring of motions along with the court rules governing them.
Exploring Pretrial Discovery (90 Minutes)
This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information about the process of pretrial discovery. In this workshop you will learn about: requesting information and documents from the other party and responding to requests, asking and answering interrogatories (written questions to the other party), the basics of depositions, and the court rules governing the discovery process.
Examining Evidence: The Basic Issues of Evidence (60 Minutes)
This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information on the process for admitting evidence in a civil case. In this workshop you will learn about: the process of determining whether evidence is relevant and admissible, how to provide authentication for evidence, the basics of “hearsay,” and which things are “privileged” and cannot be used as evidence.
Family Law Series
In these workshops, you will learn about various aspects of family law. All are presented by members of the Legal Technician Division, PLLC, in association with the King County Law Library.
Attendees will be granted access to a password-protected website with additional information and resources.
Attendees will also learn more about the various options for legal help, including legal technicians, Washington’s newest kind of legal professional.
Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Family Law Case (90 Minutes)
Before you begin your family law case, come to this 90-minute workshop to learn about the process of starting a case, and the basic steps involved in preparing your documents for filing.
You’ve Filed–What’s Next? (60 Minutes)
Filing a family law case is the first step to getting court orders. If you cannot wait for final orders for things like child support, restraining orders, and decisions on where you, the other party, and/or children may live, then temporary orders may be what you need. Come learn more about temporary orders in this one-hour workshop.
Working It Out with the Other Side (60 Minutes)
You need information from the other side, but how do you get it? You also need to come to an agreement, but how do you do that? This one-hour workshop will provide helpful information about discovery and alternative dispute resolution options, such as mediation and arbitration.
Let’s Talk about Parenting and Parenting Plans (60 Minutes)
When couples with children separate, they often need a parenting plan to spell out where the children reside, how parents make decisions about their children, and who pays for what. If a parent isn’t listed on the birth certificate, sometimes the legal parents must be decided before the parenting plan or child support can be ordered. Find out more in this one-hour focus workshop.
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