More brutal than the motion to dismiss, the motion for summary judgment can be the Grim Reaper for a case. While an order on the motion to dismiss might give a plaintiff a chance to “fix” problems, summary judgment does not provide a “do-over”. When it’s done, it’s done. You slay. They die. So, if you feel you have the grounds for summary judgment, go for it. And if you need help representing yourself in civil court, it’s time to join Courtroom5.