Civil Procedure

It includes Court pleadings, Gathering Evidence,and Trail.

Court Pleadings

Both parties in a lawsuit give the court and each other pleading which are written explanations of their case. The plaintiff must explain what the defendant did wrong.

Gathering Evidence

Both parties collect evidence which is proof that supports their claims. They may collect evidence, such as interviewing witness before the trial.


At trial, both parties present evidence to convince the judge or jury that their side is correct and the opponent's side is wrong. In a civil trial, the parties involved decide whether the judge or the jury will make the final decision. Also, the plaintiff is responsible for providing evidence.


Only a couple lawsuits that are threatened or even started ever go all the way to trial. Many people decide to settle their disagreements before trail. Reasons for this is money and time. People can also settle law suits more quickly and less expensively when they agree to ether mediation and arbitration.

The means of evidence and pleadings

Evidence is something that provides or tends to provide proof.

Pleading are formal, written statement explaining the cause of action of the defense in a legal case.