The Fundamentals of Pleading Practice in State and Federal Court

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Detailed, precise, and accurate initial pleadings form the cornerstone of your case. From filing the initial writ or complaint to responsive pleadings such as the answer and new matter, each step in the process is crucial. This CLE course will teach you everything you need to know about the initial pleading stages of a case in both federal and state court.

This course will explain what to do, and when to do it at each stage of the initial pleading process. The course covers, state court filings from the initiation of the suit to the filing of a Reply to New Matter as well as the basics of when and how to plead in a third party. The federal component of the course instructs the practitioner on the filing of the initial notice, the Complaint, Answer, and the basics of pleading in third parties.

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