Before You Start Doing Anything

The things one may need to run a process efficiently. Things you should have besides coffee on standby:

Time
– Nothing worse that running a process and trying to learn it at the same time, places undue pressure on you an those around you.
– Time to study the specific subject area, review examples, talk to others

Your Come from.
– Your “come from” is important. If you’re planning to attack and fight the opposite party, then you may be your own worst enemy.
– It’s all contracts (and Trust Law), no need to fight anyone for anything – it’s about gaining agreement and resolution. A court wants to see resolution or agreement between the parties.

Assessment.

– Is this the right matter you are prepared to run a process on? Enforceable processes take time to author and run. Is it worth it and are you prepared to see it thru

– Is there a better way? Perhaps talk to the opposite party and try to sort it out without going thru a process.

A working Computer

– You’re not going to be effective using a phone or tablet – use a PC.

– With Office Software (I personally use LibreOffice as it’s free and the templates I create work in LibreOffice/OpenOffice)
– A usb device to backup up your work

Printer/Scanner/Copier

– Ideally have access to 2 printers. Don’t need a failing printer at the worst possible time

Access to the Internet
– be able to research the topic and laws etc

3rd Party Presenter/Acceptor, who has:
– knowledge of managing files and documentation
– can send and receive postal mail for you
– is willing to spend time checking your content
– has access to a printer/copier/scanner
– this can be a friend or someone you know who has no interest in the matter at hand. Pay them for their services so that you have a private contract and have established a business relationship. Thereby, your processes are considered business records.

Witnesses
– Access to a Justice of the Peace for Public side witness (or a Notary in the US) or two witnesses to witness your signature
– For private side processes, two witnesses if you’re in Australia as a Notary public has a limitation whereby they will write your person’s Drivers license number on your private document, thus moving your document back into the public. If you need a document notorised, the 3rd party presenter can get it done as part of the administrative process. No issue if you’re located in the united States.

Stamps
– “COPY” ink stamp
– “PRIVATE” ink stamp
– A red INK pad so you can place a “seal” (right thumb print) next to your signature for private side processes

Cue Cards/Script
– If you think you’ll be going to court, you’ll want to write down your script and refine it (eg take a read of the Dorothy Gale script). There’s nothing worse than believing you can “just do it” on the day, and when that day arrives your mind is blank
– A friend who can test you and work with you

No Fear
– Many people will “freeze” up when confronted in Court or will display a sudden lack of confidence. This will take practice to overcome and will mean you need to understand your process inside out.
– Cue Cards are useful, even in court

– Don’t delay your initial response, get stuck into it. Review it. Sound it out. Does it actually make sense and brings agreement between the parties…..or is it a complaining letter, that whines and makes unsubstantiated statements?
– Practice, Practice, Practice. It pays off. DON’T leave it to the last minute.

For Understanding
– Understand why laws are in place and be responsible for you and your person’s actions
– Don’t blame others. If your process didn’t work or was deficient do not blame others. Look at what you have done – there’s a mistake in your process or by your actions and correct it.
– No need to be aggressive with anyone, eg in court, while driving, while talking to the police. Most people want a better world – you can’t get there by being aggressive.
– Maybe a better approach is not to speed if your person receives many speeding fines.

**** Not exhaustive – but provides some guidance *****