How LawYou Got Its Start

Urban Youth Impact

by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. Last updated March 2021. Originally published January 2015. Sometime back in 2007, I was driving somewhere in Palm Beach County, Florida, with the radio on when I heard it again: a public service announcement from Urban Youth Impact about some event the organization would be holding. It caught my attention […]

Pro Se Litigant in Action

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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 […]

Librarians Help Pro Se Litigants Every Day

Librarians are among the few professionals who are on the front lines helping people who represent themselves in court. When I decide to do some legal research in a law library, I first think about going to the local courthouse. If the local courthouse doesn’t have a law library (not all of them do because […]

Law Libraries in Florida

That’s right. We compiled a list of all the law libraries that are open to the public throughout the state of Florida, and created a table with links to the library websites. We also included links to the local courts, just because we thought you might find that info handy, too. If you want to […]

Heroes for Liberty and Civil Rights

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by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. Access to the courts is among the civil rights guaranteed by the US Constitution. We created LawYou to ease the constriction of that right caused by, among other things, the ever-increasing complexities of our laws and legal systems. Can everyone’s civil rights be impacted by a single protest against injustice, […]

C.R.’s Story of Legal Abuse

One day many years ago, C.R. met a handsome and charming man. That’s right – her nightmare began, as they often do, as a dream. You know the story: They were young and beautiful and he swept her off her feet with fireworks and dizzying chemistry. He lavished her with romance until C.R. felt loved […]