Your Personal Client Guide

What lies ahead...

If you require the services of a law firm then you may be acting as a plaintiff in which you would hold a trial against someone you wish to accuse or settle a dispute with. Or, as a defendant, in which you would be arguing against the plaintiff or prosecutor. You could use a plaintiff as a mediation to settle an ongoing dispute. In the case of acting as a plaintiff, you would need to file a complaint in which you would explain the justification and reasoning behind your legal actions against the defendant. The defendant, prosecutor, and those in the jury while be issued a summons which notifies that their presence in court is required. Acting on either side you may want to put forth a pleading to emotionally appeal to the third parties present and acting on the case. Your lawyer may take part in a pretrial conference so that the judge may get a bit of information beforehand so he can establish a timeline and more. The judge will act as an arbitrator in order to be appointed to settling a dispute between you and another individual or group. At the end of the trial you will have to provide a preponderance of evidence after the verdict has been decided upon. If you are unhappy with outcome or feel the trial was unfair, then you may be given the option of requesting an appeal to have your case reviewed.