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PDF Version of All 3 Federal Court Guides by Jay Young
Federal Court Civil Litigation Checklist
How to Survive a Lawsuit and Trial
Law schools do an excellent job preparing the minds of young attorneys to think about the legal theories applicable to given fact scenarios, but often do little to prepare a young attorney to actually work a litigation file from the client intake to the end of trial. This checklist started as an exercise to help the young associates with whom I work to understand what I expected them to do and what they would be accountable for on litigation files. What I thought would be a two or three page simple checklist ended up being much more comprehensive than I had ever imagined.
I have tried to make this checklist as comprehensive as possible so that any attorney or person representing themselves can use it as a resource to at least find the applicable rule or statute that governs most situations, but more importantly, to understand what it takes, “A to Z” to get a case ready for trial. I approach preparation for every lawsuit as if it will go to trial. Although a majority of cases settle, a litigant who prepares each case as though it is going to trial better understands his or her case, and is likely to craft better written discovery and to take better depositions. That litigant is ultimately better equipped to achieve a more favorable settlement than they otherwise would. I hope that you find this checklist helpful in your practice or as you represent yourself.
PDF Version contains 317 pages, including forms
A Litigator’s Guide to Federal Rules of Evidence
This handy pocket guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence is a powerful tool for any litigator and serves as a quick guide to the rules, providing succinct descriptions of each, allowing ready answers on the fly while in the heat of battle at trial. Don’t go to trial without it!
This PDF ebook contains 59 pages.
A Litigator’s Guide to Federal Evidentiary Objections
How to Make Objections at Trial
This quick guide will assist you in identifying the correct objection to make, referencing the correct rule of evidence to which you should refer, and provide you a succinct narrative which will allow you to make objections with confidence at trial.