About the Trial Stage
At trial, the plaintiff argues his or her case before a judge or jury, and the defendant refutes it. There may also be a counterclaim, in which the defendant makes a case and the plaintiff refutes it.
Things to know at trial
It’s important to understand the elements of all claims in the case, as well as the evidence supporting and refuting both sides. Know the case law, statutes and rules governing your case. Most importantly, know courtroom protocol — when to speak and when to remain silent — and rules of procedure, like grounds for objection or preserving the judge’s errors for appeal.
Courtroom5 can help
Use the litigation tools in Courtroom5 to create your own formatted summary judgment motions, motions in limine, and other documents. Learn to navigate the litigation process, store filings online and more.
- Use automated templates to write your own motions and pleadings
- Learn legal strategy, writing, and research skills to prepare for the trial
- Find cases, statutes and other authorities to support your objections
- File and search your documents online and access them anywhere
- Connect with people who want you to be successful
- Store important tasks and dates so you won’t miss a deadline
- Write notes, tag them, and paste them into your documents
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