This book explains the mechanics of a civil lawsuit in terms that any consumer person can understand. It takes a strong consumer-advocacy stand — encouraging people to think of legal services as a marketed product. Menendez — an Atlanta lawyer and host of a local public television series on the law — demystifies legal jargon and professional cant. As Daily Journal book review editor L.C. Strudwick-Turner said, “In today’s litigious society, knowing how to work the legal system or to choose the right advocate is imperative. Menendez provides an informative and entertaining route through the maze.