Pleadings Cheat Sheet

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Flow chart from Trellis showing how legal pleadings work.
  • Event leading to litigation
  • Client contacts lawyer
    • Lawyer researches, investigates, and advises client
  • Plaintiff’s case is filed
    • Lawyer drafts the complaint & files with the appropriate court & serves the summons and complaint on the defendant
  • Defendant Acts
    • Does nothing
  • Defendant files answer
  • Judgement for Plaintiff