Civil Procedure

Due process of law means assurance to you that all legal proceedings are fair to all parties concerned. It also guarantees that you receive notice before any legal proceedings take place. In most states, this happens through certified mail, or a private process server. Due process ensures that you have the right to address the court in a civil procedure before a rendered judgement.

A plaintiff files a complaint in federal court or state court. The plaintiff provides the court with the reasons for the complaint and any legal bases for the claim. This will set a hearing date before a judge. Before a civil trial begins, the plaintiff’s attorneys prepare the client’s allegations. Next, the defendant has a chance to respond to them. The attorney may also prepare motions or requests for particular court actions. The court rules on the pleadings and motions during pretrial conferences before the attorneys begin to prepare for a civil trial.

Both sides attempt to come to an agreement during the civil procedure. Often, parties may be able to reach an agreement through mediation. If this is impossible, the civil trial begins. Each attorney will make an Opening Statement. The plaintiff’s attorney presents evidence against the defendant. After that, the defendant’s attorney has the opportunity to present evidence as well. At the end, the court offers a judgement.

Tulsa Civil Attorney

Shallcross & Associates can help if you are involved in civil litigation. Don’t try to navigate the legal system alone. We are your shield when you need a Tulsa civil attorney. Contact our offices today. 

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