Civil Procedures

By: Josie Clay, Gavin Davis, and Chase Self

Main Ideas

  • Both parties in a civil lawsuit must follow certain rules or procedures that describe every step of the trial.
  • Both parties in the lawsuit give the court and each other pleadings written explanations of their cases.
  • Because the plantiff brings the civil case to court, the plantiff is responsible for providing enough evidence to prove the claim.

Important Words

  • pleadings- A formal written statement explaining the cause of action or the defense in a legal case.
  • evidence- Proof that supports both parties' claims.
  • plantiff- Person who files a legal action or claim.