While being yelled at by a judge is no fun, it was an excellent learning experience for me.
My case, as it turns out, had many documents that were titled “verified” and “certified,” when in fact, none of them were actually sworn to under oath and notarized. (that’s what happens when you rely on other people’s filings to prepare your court case, and you don’t know what you don’t know.)
In order for my case to be valid and qualify, I had to swear to my filings under oath and penalty of perjury, in front of a notary. I spent my day Sunday correcting this oversight, and preparing sworn statements that verified the documents filed in my case.