Posted by satori on February 20, 1999 at 20:15:37:
In Reply to: Re: Falsifying court papers posted by TenantNet on February 20, 1999 at 19:43:41:
Perhaps your right in some ways. But one of there books could not hurt. I
read it. How to represent youuself in court. when the landlords attorney
started shouting at me in court. I knew becuase I read in Nolo, that
I was not required to answer the questions of the landlords attorney, unless
it was done in a certain way. And there are other basic things that
are true, its helpful to call the judge your honer, if your pro se,
how to introduce the case when your docket number is called.I found
that the Nolo books advice may have been the reason of me winning
and loosing my battle with my landlord.
: : I'm not sure but I think you could file and appeal to a higher court. But,
: : call the bar association. They will refer you to a lawyer and charge
: : around $25 (if you live in NYC) for one half hour
: If it can be preoven the papers are false, it would be grounds to reopen
: and stay the matter, especially as garnishing wages are pursuant to a
: judgement and the matter had gone on up to this point.
: As for the Bar Association, they do offer such a service (is it still $25?)
: but it doesn't substitute for a good tenant attorney; unless the case is
: simple, it might be a waste of money, and you might get a lawyer that is
: unfamiliar with the complexity of NY L&T laws, has only done a few L&T cases,
: or is a LL attorney. The advice you get might only be worth what you pay for it.
: As for the Nolo suggestion (that you previously mentioned), they are OK
: for the rest of the country, but unsuitable for New York. We know as we've
: helped them write some of their material).
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