This fundamental how-to guide walks new attorneys through the steps of filing a civil lawsuit and also serves as a great tool for more experienced litigators to brush up on this fundamental skill. It discusses standard civil litigation procedures and provides the answers to basic questions, such as: Where do I file? What do I file? What must be included in the complaint? Is a particular form or style required? Who signs the complaint? What is a cover sheet? How do I notify the defendant(s) of the lawsuit?
Get right down to the nitty-gritty with a step-by-step summary of exactly how to execute this fundamental task in the real world. The easy-to-follow format will prepare you for filing your first lawsuit (or refresh your memory to file your fiftieth!) within minutes, not hours.