Posts Tagged ‘appeals’

One of the reasons I went to law school was to empower myself.  In a way I did, but I also learned how incredibly unempowered (powerless?) non-lawyers are in the legal system.  I always hated the idea that in my moments of need I would have to rely on some stuck-up lawyer wanting to charge me through the teeth.  I always thought that the court system was put in place for the average person.  It’s not though.  It is a forum for lawyers by lawyers. (Source: I Just Want to Practice Law . . .) I worked a lot this week on my juvenile appeal. First step was to pore through the hundreds of pages in the court transcript and the reporter’s transcript. The court transcript contains anything in writing that exists on the case: police reports, school reports, probation officer reports, formal charges, written motions, any other written correspondence. The […]