Information for Nonlawyers

If you are a non-lawyer, please know that the rules of appellate procedure are complicated and nuanced; simply reading the rules will not give you what you need to know to file or defend a civil lawsuit.

BirdDog Law, LLC  strongly recommends that any non-lawyer seek advice from a lawyer before filing papers in a Tennessee appellate court.  The failure to seek the help of a lawyer will inevitably result in errors that may materially impact your legal rights.  Most free advice is worth what you pay for it.  The free advice here (advising you to hire a lawyer before undertaking to represent yourself in a proceeding before the Tennessee appellate courts) will save you heartache and money.

John A. Day

BirdDog Law, LLC


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