Keeping Your Cool in Litigation: An APSA Member Benefit

Keeping Your Cool in Litigation: An APSA Member Benefit by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. | March 16, 2021 “That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change; but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.” Chinese Proverb An almost universal topic in coaching conferences and […]

Pro Se Litigant in Action

Palm Beach County Historic Courthouse

Pro Se Litigant in Action by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. Original publication date: Sept. 20, 2012 Witnessing a Pro Se Litigant in Action I just finished up at a hearing in court. While I was sitting in the courtroom waiting for my case to be called, I observed another motion hearing. The motion heard just […]

From Terror to Triumph: How Jenna Overcame Her Anxiety and Won in Family Court

Jenna* had been embroiled in litigation with her ex-husband for years. Every so often he would bring some trivial matter to the court, painting Jenna as a bad parent, and always keeping her on edge. This time, Jenna’s ex had filed a motion, complaining that Jenna was making decisions about their children’s after-school activities without […]

Florida DV Victim Goes to Jail

Update (Sept. 1, 2016): The judge described in this post was charged with violations of Florida’s judicial conduct rules and reprimanded by Justices of the Florida Supreme Court. Read the story in the Orlando Sentinel. Original post (Oct. 7, 2015): A Florida judge found a domestic violence victim and single mother of a year-old child […]