"The seventh edition of Pretrial Litigation in a Nutshell addresses both the law governing pretrial litigation and the legal skills required for successful practice in this area. The text is fully updated to incorporate all amendments to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure through December 1, 2019, as well as recent federal statutes and judicial decisions. Although the text's focus is on federal statutes and rules, the pretrial litigation skills discussed are essential to successful pretrial litigation in both state and federal courts. The text coverage proceeds in the same order as does most pretrial litigation, starting with client interviewing and the establishment of the attorney-client relationship, then considering pretrial planning and investigation, the complaint and responses to the complaint, disclosure and discovery, pretrial motion practice (including summary judgment motions), pretrial conferences and orders, and settlement."--publisher website
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Introduction Client interviewing and the establishment of the attorney-client relationship Pretrial planning and investigation The complaint Responses to the complaint Disclosure and the scope of civil discovery Interrogatories Depositions Requests for production, examinations, and admissions Judicial intervention into the discovery and disclosure process - Pretrial motion practice Summary judgment Pretrial conferences and pretrial orders Negotiation and settlement.
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Online resource (West Academic, viewed December 10, 2019).