Civil Procedure

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Main ideas:

  • The stages of a lawsuit is civil procedure.There are three stages to civil procedure; court pleadings, gathering evidence, and a trial.


  • Most lawsuits never make it to a trial. Many people settle their disagreements before the trial even start. The two main reasons for this would be money and time
  • People may also decide to not waste time and use the alternatives of mediation or arbitration, in mediation an unbaised person makes the decisions

Important words:

  • Pleadings-A formal, written statement explaining the cause of action or the defense in a legal cause.
  • Evidence-Something that provides or tends to provide proof.