Judge's wooden gavel with two stacked books

Gavel with Books


JurisFiction is an ongoing work of serial fiction + legal information. It is intended to be a unique and fun way to learn about the law and courts.

Sherri Renner hatched the idea while working on something for Pop-Court. She enjoys reading and watching courtroom dramas and reviewing them, but most of these dramas have dubious educational value because their collective primary purpose is to entertain, not to educate. So she decided to write something original that has dual purposes of entertaining and educating. The idea is that it'll be easier for readers to "get" what a particular law means or how a rule works because they’ll be able to read about it in the context of the dynamics of someone’s life rather than as a dry, rote lesson.

Each chapter includes Sidebars that dive deeper into the legal or other assistive information that is introduced in the story. The Sidebars are set apart so that readers can read through the chapter without interruption and then go back and get the in-depth lessons in a second read.

The initial goal is to publish one chapter a month, and increase the frequency if the feedback is positive. There will be nominal fees for premium educational content. We donate a portion of LawYou proceeds to our charity, Pursuing Justice Foundation (website is under construction).

Sponsor to Support LawYou's Mission

If you or someone you know might be interested in sponsoring individual chapters or entire parts, please let us know. We work flexibly with sponsors to create mutually beneficial arrangements. Sponsors will be lauded on this site and on social media, and will have our eternal gratitude.

The Fine Print

As noted above, this JurisFiction serial feature is, overall, a work of fiction. The characters, businesses, events and incidents depicted in each part and every chapter are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons (living or deceased), actual businesses, or actual events is purely coincidental. There are two caveats (there are always caveats when lawyers are involved, right?): (1) the lessons presented as Sidebars are supplementary to the stories and are intended to convey legal or other assistive information that is accurate at the time of publication, and (2) some institutions, agencies, public offices, and places that are non-fictitious are mentioned and depicted, but the events and characters are wholly imaginary.

There is a difference between the legal information presented in the Sidebars and legal advice. Legal information is general information about laws, rules, and how the courts work. Legal advice involves analyzing another person’s situation, and then telling that person which laws apply, what their rights are, or possible courses of action. No part of this JurisFiction series is intended to be or should be construed as legal advice, or considered to be a sufficient substitute for legal advice. Reading this series in whole or in part does not create an attorney-client relationship between the reader and the author or LawYou America. To understand how the law might apply to your situation, you should consult with an experienced attorney who is licensed in your state.

Although we’ve made every effort to ensure that the legal information conveyed within the fictional stories or presented in the Sidebars was correct at publication time, LawYou America and and the author do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.


Above all, we hope you find this an enjoyable way to learn about the law and how the courts work. Your thoughtful feedback is welcome. Now, without further ado … Table of Contents.