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Generic Categories by General Subject In Alphabetical Order:

A) Answering and Serving Complaints, Motions & Other:
1) Answering a Complaint
a) Answering the Counts of the Complaint
- Article: Answering the Complaint
- From Proceeding Pro Se Newsletter
- Must be valid and legal cause of action and form
- Must be answered individually in numbered order
b) Affirmative & Separate Defenses
c) Counterclaims
d) Third-Party Claims
e) Time – Importance & Rules
f) Approved Legal Advisor (ALA)- Affiliated APSA Attorney – Special Low Rates
g) List of APSA Recommended Publications
h) Court Rules & Procedure
i) Documented Service of answer and filed with the court clerk
j) Its an Advocacy System – Not a Justice System. – Article: The Lady is Blindfolded from Proceeding Pro Se Newsletter
k) What You Need To Succeed
l) Benefits of membership in APSA
m) Deciding when to proceed pro se vs. hiring a lawyer.

2) Creating and Serving a Summons and Complaint

a) Must be a valid and legal cause of action with counts numbered
b) Must be filed in the proper venue and jurisdiction (PDF)
c) Format Must Conform to Court Rules
d) Summons must conform to Rules
e) Must comply with proper and timely filing and Rules of Service

3) Motions [This is how one requests the court (judge) to do something]

a) Required elements for making, serving and filing motions
- Notice of Motion; Affidavit or Certification; Brief; Exhibits;
- Certificate of Service; Form of the Order.
b) Must comply with proof of service, rules and time requirements
c) Must comply with rules for requesting hearing on the papers or on both the papers and oral arguments
d) Must be complete – self-contained
e) Must answer on time and as per the court Rules
f) Cross Motions
g) Usually deal with one or several points of law — may consider merits as relates to the particular point or points – is not trial or discovery.

4) Discovery

a) Civil Discovery Information
- Interrogatories General
- Standard Interrogatory Forms
b) Criminal Discovery Information
c) Must be relevant
d) Penalty for failing to comply – Sanctions
- Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Claim
- Punitive rulings that can destroy Defendants Defense.
e) Timely served and answered
f) Motions to
- Generally
- Compel answers
- For More Specific answers
g) Types:
- Depositions
- Interrogatories & Demand for Documents
- Standard Form Interrogatories
- Subpoenas

5) Forms & Format – Basic Sample Files

a) Affidavit & Certification (PDF)
b) Brief (PDF) (Downloadble Word Doc)
c) Certificate of Service(Downloadable Word Doc)
d) Complaint & Answer to Complaint (PDF)
Downloadable Word Doc)
e) Form of the Order
f) Notice of Motion
g) Subpoenas (Downloadable Word Doc)
h) Summons (Downloadable Word Doc)

6) Criminal Complaints

a) Municipal
- Auto and Traffic
- Non criminal violations – ordinances
- Misdemeanor acts – non-indictable offenses
- NJ – Complainant Generally Immune to Malicious Prosecution
b) Superior Court – State
c) Federal District Court – Federal
d) Other & Military

7) Other Litigation Court Papers & Filings

a) Various courts have different special rules and papers that may be required or can be filed for various purposes
b) Case Information Statement & Other Forms
c) Filings, Voluntary Withdrawal and Similar Court Clerk papers.

8) Alternative Conflict Resolution Forums (Best for Pro Se Parties)

a) Mediation
b) Arbitration – Various Types

B) Auto-Travel (Including Other Travel): (NOT YET OPERATIVE)

1) Auto Finance & Insurance
2) APSA Legal Resource List
3)
Auto Traffic Court
a) Generic – Generally Pays to Fight All Moving Violation Tickets
- Lawyers Corner Article
b) NJ Regulations, statutes, relevant case law

4) Transportation Other

a) Airlines

C) Business: (NOT YET OPERATIVE)

1) Sources
2
APSA Legal Resource List Part I & II
3) Rules, Regulations & Law

a) Generic
b) Uniform Commercial Code
c) NJ Law

D) Case Law (NOT YET OPERATIVE)

1) Sources
2) APSA Legal Resource List
3) Topics & Jurisdiction

a) Generic
b) Federal Case Law
c) NJ Case Law

E) Criminal Law (Other than normal motor vehicle) (NOT YET OPERATIVE)

1) Sources
2) APSA Legal Resource List
3) Topics & Jurisdiction

a) Generic
b) Federal
c) NJ Law
- Prosecution Blackmail – It must cease

F) Documents: (NOT YET OPERATIVE)

1) Definitions
2) Sources
3) APSA Forms & Letters
     a) Credit & Finance Related
b) Business Related
c) Consumer Related
d) Family Law Related
e) Documenting the sending of letters and papers
f) Basic Standard Court Forms

Summons, Complaint, Answer, Notice of Motion, Certificate of Service, Affidavit, Certification , Brief, Entry of Default, Form of the Order

G) Family Law: (PARTIALLY OPERATIVE – EARLY ALPHA)

1) Sources Article From Proceeding Pro Se Newsletter Book & Software Reviews
2) APSA
Legal Resource List part I & II
3) APSA Forms & Letters
     a) Generic
b) State Laws & Forms
- NJ Family Part Case Information Statement

4) Deciding to proceed pro se
5) Statutes & Regulations
6) Case Law
     a) Generic
b) Various State Laws

H. Financial: (PARTIALLY OPERATIVE)

1) Categories:

a) Bankruptcy
b) Dealing with Creditors, Collection Agencies and Collection Attorneys
- General Information
- Letters to Creditors
- Letters to Credit Bureaus
d) Estates & Wills & Probate
e) Foreclosure
f) Investments & Real Estate
g) Money troubles
h) Retirement and Social Security

2) APSA Legal Resource List
3) APSA Forms & Letters

I) Forms: (PARTIALLY OPERATIVE – EARLY ALPHA)

1) Generic
2) Sources
3) APSA Legal Resource List
4) APSA forms

a) Letters
b) Legal
c) Worksheet

J) General Legal & Financial Subjects: (NOT YET OPERATIVE)

1) Sources
2) APSA Legal Resource List
3) Newsletter — Proceeding Pro Se — issues and subjects

a) By issue; 1, 2,
b) By Subject

K) Law: (NOT YET OPERATIVE)

1) Generic
2) Federal
3) State

a) CA
b) NJ

L) Membership & Mission Statement of APSA

1) Benefits
2)
Mission Statement
3)
Membership Application Form
4) What one
needs to proceed pro se – in most instances

M) Procedure: (NOT YET OPERATIVE)

1) Generic
2) Federal
3) State

a) CT
b) CA
c) NJ
d) NY
e) PA

4) Rules of Evidence – Can be difficult and very tricky

a) What Constitutes Evidence

N) Taxes: (NOT YET OPERATIVE)

1) Generic
2) Federal
3) State

O) Torts: (NOT YET OPERATIVE)

1) Definitions & List
2) Generic Materials
3) Other

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