The general procedures in civil actions will never be a mystery when you have the Civil Benchbook. You’ll have the same guidelines and procedural steps that judges use. It will be your fundamental guide to the most essential issues involved in filing any sort of civil action.
In addition to walking readers through the main stages of a civil case, the book devotes several individual chapters to specific topics that may come up from time to time in civil practice, such as garnishment, foreclosure, and injunctions. For an attorney who might be familiar with general civil procedure but who might need a "refresher" on some of these specific proceedings, these chapters can provide a helpful reference. A few of these are updated by non-judge contributors with expertise in these areas (e.g., bankruptcy, small claims, and zoning).
Get your civil case going in the right direction
Thanks to this Benchbook’s easy-to-follow outline format, you’ll find what you need to move your civil law case along. Key steps are highlighted along with citations to the most relevant cases and statutes for common procedures such as:
- Filing motions
- Selecting a jury
- Presenting witnesses
You’ll also have quick access to a variety of specific topics not covered in the other four benchbooks in the Judicial Benchbook series, including:
- Eminent domain
- Small claims
Go with the flow
The first chapter of the book provides a flowchart, which diagrams the procedural steps in a civil case.The chart gives a quick visual of a case from start to finish.
The book includes a few sample forms, including ones for scheduling conferences, pretrial conferences, and condemnation cases.
Don’t get caught unprepared
With this great resource, you’ll know what to expect in your case and be able to plan your strategies for each process. This will help you accurately inform your clients about what they should expect, what options may be available, and how the court may look at specific facets of their case.
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