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The Importance of Filing an Answer

March 17, 2021 | Are you being sued? Learn why it’s important to respond to the lawsuit, and how to do it!  

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Social Work and the Self Help Resource Center

January 28, 2021 | Learn about the other, non-legal services the Self Help Resource Center offers! Our social worker can help you connect with resources around your area.  

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Why Can’t I Just Talk to the Judge?

December 4, 2020 | Learn why you cannot talk directly to the judge about your case without a hearing, and how to get your argument to the judge for a decision.  

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Why won't the police kick someone out of my house?

November 24, 2020 | Need to have someone who lives in your home removed? Calling the police won’t solve your problem, but this article explains what you can do to get someone out of your home.  

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Responding to an Eviction Complaint

October 29, 2020 | As soon as your landlord files for eviction against you, you should respond. Learn more about how and why you should file a response to an eviction complaint.  

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Why You Should Always Show Up to Your Hearing

July 15, 2020 | Hearings are a time for the Court to hear arguments from both parties in a case so the judge can make a formal decision. Learn more about why it is important to be at your court hearing, and what happens if you are not.  

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Debunking Common Eviction Myths

July 13, 2020 | There are a lot of misconceptions about evictions, especially because eviction laws can vary from state to state and even city to city. Learn how to separate truth from fiction!     

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July 20, 2020 | Learn what to do if your landlord isn’t making repairs!  

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First and Second Cause in an Eviction: What does it all mean?

January 15, 2020 | Find out if your landlord just wants you out or is suing you for money too! Learn what to do if you’re being sued!   

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Unauthorized Practice of Law

December 17, 2019 | Learn about when you can and can’t advocate for yourself and others, and why only a lawyer can give legal advice.  

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