Fundamentals of pretrial techniques
This paperback text lays out the steps to be followed before and during each stage of the pretrial process. Primary focus is given to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the elements of drafting the necessary pretrial documents. Also provided is a litigation file containing sample annotated materials.
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INTRODUCTION TO LITIGATION
INFORMAL FACT INVESTIGATION
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