Litigation is a process that involves bringing a legal action to court by filing a lawsuit to resolve any conflict between people, groups, or companies. The process of litigation covers various types of cases, including cases like divorce or eviction proceedings.
Once a party decides to file a lawsuit, a law firm or litigator is consulted for legal matters. A litigator is a lawyer who handles the case throughout the whole procedure of court proceedings and is an expert in taking legal action against people or organizations. His responsibilities include defending his litigant (the client) to the full extent of his abilities, which involves comprehensive research of the complaint filed. The process might also involve gaining information from the defendant party and interview them. He also presides over settlements, conferences, or meetings pre-trial. If the settlements fail, he has to defend his client in trial proceedings. If the verdict is not in their favor, he will have to file an appeal and handle the case.
The process of litigation involves the following steps: first, a complaint is filed in court against the opposing party, usually identified as the defendant. In the preliminary case evaluation, the consulting firm studies the nature of the claims and develops a strategy to prove their case. Later, the information is exchanged between both parties in the form of “discovery.” Furthermore, if settlements fail, the case goes to trial in front of a jury that helps them reach a verdict, and if any party is unsatisfied with the result, they usually appeal their case to a higher court. In the end, if no legal errors are found, the court confirms the verdict. Otherwise, the previous verdict is reversed, and new trials take place.
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