Civil procedure is the body of law that sets out the rules and standards that courts follow when adjudicating civil lawsuits (as opposed to procedures in criminal law matters).
When two or more parties become embroiled in a legal dispute seeking money or another specific performance rather than criminal sanctions, civil litigation is the result.
A lawyer who specializes in civil litigation is known as a litigator or a trial lawyer. He represents clients across a broad spectrum of associated proceedings, including pretrial hearings and depositions, as well as arbitration or mediation before administrative agencies or court personnel.
Arbitration and mediation (alternative dispute resolution) are processes that attempt to guide the parties toward settlement without the time and expense of going to court.
In general terms, litigation rules regulate the following:
- How a lawsuit or case may be commenced.
- What kind of service of process (if any) is required.
- The types of pleadings or statements of case, motions or applications, and orders allowed in civil cases.
- The timing and manner of depositions and discovery or disclosure.
- The conduct of trials.
- The process for judgment.
- Various available remedies.
- How the courts and clerks must function etc.
We provide spectrum of legal procedural services, regardless of competence of the court.