Civil procedures

In courts

Main ideas

  • Both parties In a civil lawsuit must follow certain rules or procedures tha describe every step of the trial.
  • The three stages of a civil lawsuit are court pleadings, gathering, evidence, and trial.
  • Because the plaintiff brings the civil case to court, the plaintiff is responsible for providing enough evidence to support the claim.

Important words

  • Pleadings- written explanations of their cases.
  • Evidence- proof that supports their claims.
  • Plaintiff- a lawyer that brings a case to court.
  • Judge- a justice who makes the ruling of the case.
  • Jury- a group of people who decide the ruling of the case.
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