Here is a three-step procedure, which all parties must follow in
every case. You can follow these three steps to help you evaluate any case, If you contact
a lawyer about a case, it will help you to have this information available.
Recognize that all unfairness is not against the law, although unfairness may be an
indication of a violation of law. The starting point for any legal analysis is the claimed
violation of law. State what law is claimed to be violated.
In a court of law, the plaintiff must prove the violation of law and the defendant must
defend against the violation of law by presenting evidence through witnesses and
documents. Some people wrongfully assume that a victims testimony is not evidence.
Dont forget to take into account the victims testimony. State the names of the
witnesses and to what facts they can testify.
Documents can take any form, including notes, letters, calendars, computer storage,
e-mail, audio recordings and video recordings. Describe the documents, which can help
prove the case or defense and the important part of each document:
If you follow the same procedure for each party, you will have a preview of what the
court will see. How would you decide the case?