Civil Cases

The Process

Step-By-Step

  1. First you must hire a lawyer.
  2. Then the plaintiff files a complaint.
  3. The court then sends the defendant a summon to appear on the date given.
  4. After that the plaintiff's lawyers files a complaint.
  5. Then the defendant responds to the charges by filling out the answer to the complaint.
  6. A pre-trial conference / mediation is then scheduled.
  7. They then must have an arbitration to try and solve the given situation.
  8. Preponderance of evidence / appeal for information.
  9. Plaintiff and defendant then presents their sides of the story.
  10. The defendant may plead guilty or not guilty.
  11. Then the courts gives a verdict.