A civil lawsuit starts with the
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A civil lawsuit starts with the filing and service of a written complaint. The complaint serves many purposes, including the identification of the parties involved in the lawsuit, the plaintiff’s reason for filing a lawsuit, and the type of relief that is sought. The defendant must then respond to the complaint by filing an answer or another type of response. The complaint and the defendant’s responses are called pleadings, and they set the stage for all that comes afterward in the lawsuit. In this class, learn how to prepare, file, serve and respond to civil case pleadings in California state courts.
- Is filing a lawsuit a good idea?
- Identifying possible legal theories
- Drafting the complaint
- Service of summons and complaint
- Answers and other responsive pleadings
Class approved for Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education (CIMCE) credit.
Developed by practicing attorneys and presented by LA Law Library Reference Librarians.
Registration fee: FREE - Reservation reserves spot
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Law Library, 301 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, United States