Digging Down 2018 – Short and Sweet!
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on March 7, 2018 7:39 pm
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Digging Down 2018: Short and Sweet
Here’s the deal. Whether you have a lawyer or not, you probably will get some forms that are mandatory for your case. Take them seriously. The authors of the forms know you probably won’t read the law or rules, so, with luck, the forms can guide you to providing the right information.
For most matters, you will much better off if I represent you, or you at least pay for a “robust consultation”. Right now they cost $500 and can lead to full representation. You get to decide.
“Mr. Hunter, what tool can I use to gather and organize the facts of my case?”
The Three-Legged Stool
If you are up for “the long version”, here’s the link: https://wp.me/p4utce-13y
The three essential legs or pillars:
1. The “Object Lists”; that is the collection of puzzle pieces that make up your case:
f. Physical Objects; and,
g. “Other stuff”, that make the pieces of your puzzle.
2. Burt’s “top ten lists”. These aren’t the puzzle pieces. Each list has a title, “Things I want to tell Mr. Hunter.”; “Questions I want to Ask Mr. Hunter”, “Goals for Mediation”; or “Grievances I have about the other party.”
3. Each time you have a question or idea pop in your head, start a “top ten list” and give it a pithy title. I think of these lists as “memory ticklers”. They are essential, but the “objects” are the puzzle pieces.
4. The Timeline, or chronology: The other two legs, Object lists and Top 10 Lists, provide what you need to create a concise, complete, timeline. Give your lawyer a good timeline, and he/she can tell the judge or jury your story.
5. Our “Organizing Kit”, accordian folder, preprinted fill in the blank forms, and timeline template is what you need to bring to your lawyer, or his staff, the essential material they need to represent you properly.
This post was written by Burton Hunter