Receive up-to-the-minute information on rules and courtroom practice as you walk through the process of initiating a civil lawsuit in Pennsylvania. Discover how and when to use judicial arbitration and how to handle evidence and appeals, and gain an understanding of basic discovery methods. Learn how the various parties to a lawsuit can affect your case, how to handle surprises during discovery, and the ins and outs of drafting and filing petitions and motions.
Summary of ContentsInstitution of Suit, Jurisdiction, Service of Process, and Venue in Pennsylvania
An Interpretation of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure Pertaining to Compulsory/Judicial Arbitration
The Ins and Outs of Pleadings
Pretrial Motions and Petitions
Fundamentals of Discovery